Saturday, October 17, 2009
Golden Orange 2009 | Bornova Bornova
İnan Temelkuran Director/Script/Producer
Yıldıray İnan Executive Producer
Enrique Santiago Silguero Director of Photography
Erkan Tekemen Editor
Salih: Kadir Çermik
Hakan: Öner Erkan
Özlem: Damla Sönmez
Ali: Onur Öner Ateş
İhsan: Murat Kılıç
Senem: Selen Uçer
Ömer: Hasan Sahintürk
İbo: Mustafa Kırantepe
The movie takes place in a time when dreams are reduced to almost nothing and when it’s difficult to remain sane. Ordinary life becomes a one greater expectation.
Salih and Hakan who spend their entire days in front of the grocery shop thinking we were given the chance. Salih is like a older brother to Hakan. Hakan has just came back from the mandatory military service. His football career ended before even it had started because of an injury. He is without a job or a vocation He hopes to be to be a taxi driver. Salih is the psycopath of the neigborhood. He’s the only person who listens to Hakan and gives him advices. Although Salih has grown up in a well meaning educated family he’s involved in every kind of illegal business in the neighborhood. Everbody is scared of him. High school girl Özlem included. Hakan is crazy about her but he never had the the courage to talk to her.
Murat who is Salih’s childhood friend and a Ph-d student in philosophy makes a living writing erotic fantasies. He tells Hakan about an erotic fantasy that he wrote based on an event occured between Salih and Özlem. Hakan dissapointed and confused heads toward Özlem’s house to learn about the whole thing. Özlem was very scared when she sees Hakan.
Born in Izmir, Turkey in 1976, İnan Temelkuran graduated from Bornova Anatolian High School in 1994. After earning a law degree from Ankara University in 1998 he won a scholarship from the Spanish government to research Spain’s Franco era through the film industry. He started film school at TAI Superior School of Visual Arts in 2000, where he earned a degree as a Film Director in 2003. With his 2004 short documentary about a Turkish wedding in Madrid, he won the Best Short Documentary Award in the Young Art Festival. Returning to Turkey in 2005, he got a master of arts degree from Marmara University, Fine Arts School, Cinema TV department in 2008.
He completed his first feature movie “Made in Europe” in 2007 after nearly four years of filming in four countries. With “Made in Europe” he won the Best Director and the Grand Jury Yılmaz Güney Special Prize ($100,000) in the 2008 Adana Golden Boll Film Festival. The movie’s 18 male actors shared the festival’s Best Actor award. In the same year, he won Most Promising Director in the Ankara Film Festival. In the beginning of 2009 he was selected as Most Promising Artist by SIYAD, Turkey’s film critic’s association.
He completed his second feature “Bornova, Bornova” in May 2009, which premiered in the 2009 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival.