Tuesday, May 08, 2012

In Memoriam | Seyfi Teoman (1977-2012)

In Memoriam | Young Turkish movie director Seyfi Teoman (1977-2012) passed away in Istanbul today. Seyfi Teoman, who had a motorcycle accident on his birthday on April 16 in Istanbul’s Bakırköy neighborhood, was being treated in the intensive care unit of Istanbul University’s Faculty of Medicine hospital. Teoman, 35, was diagnosed with a cerebral hemorrhage and  his health condition stayed as serious. 

Mavi Boncuk |

Seyfi Teoman (1977-2012)

After his first film “Tatil Kitabı” (Summer Book), Teoman’s second film “Bizim Büyük Çaresizliğimiz” (Our Grand Despair) competed at the Berlin International Film Festival Berlinale last year for the Golden Bear. 

He won the Jury Special Prize and the Best Director of Photography Award at the 30th Istanbul Film Festival, as well as the Best Film Award and Cinema Critics Award at the 16th Nurnberg Turkey-Germany Film Festival. 

Teoman was also among the producers of the film “Tepenin Ardı” (Beyond the Hill), which won the Golden Tulip Award at the 31st Istanbul Film Festival on April 15. 

After studying economics at Bogaziçi University, Teoman lived in Lodz in Poland for two years, studying film directing at the Polish National Film School, where his tutor and supervisor was acclaimed Polish director Mariusz Grzegorzek. He shot his graduation movie, Apartman (Apartment) in 2004.

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