At the Cannes Film Festival, which started in Cannes, France on May 9 and is shown as one of the most important events in the world of cinema, the film Ahlat Tree was the last film to be screened among the main category nominees, consisting of 21 films in total.
Walking on the red carpet before the screening, the film crew posed for nearly 4,000 journalists and photojournalists watching the festival.
The crew of the film, which includes Ceylan, producer Zeynep Özbatur Atakan, screenwriter Ebru Ceylan, actors Doğu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Akın Aksu, Hazar Ergüçlü, Bennu Yıldırımlar, Serkan Keskin, Öner Erkan, Kubilay Tuncer, and then many famous names. He participated in the screening of the film, which took place at the Grand Theater Lumiere with his guests.
“This meeting impressed me a lot”
In the screening, American actor and producer John Savage, French actor Sami Naceri, as well as figures who are well-known in the world of cinema and show business, took part in the screening.
Answering the questions of the broadcaster of the festival, Ceylan said that he had actually shot the same film so far and added new things to the story he told by making some changes in each film.
Ceylan, to the question about the story of the movie Ahlat Tree, said, “I met a father in the city where I was born, a teacher father. This meeting impressed me a lot.” said
Ceylan, who competed as the only director to win the Palme d'Or in this year's competition, has won this award twice in the history of the festival, with only 7 names.
Participated in the festival for the first time with the movie "Koza"
Ceylan participated in the Cannes Film Festival for the first time as a contestant in 1995 with the movie Koza. Ceylan, whose films competing in the festival were deemed worthy of many awards in various branches, was awarded the Palme d'Or in 2014 with the movie Winter Sleep.
In the movie starring Doğu Demirkol and Murat Cemcir, Ahmet Rıfat Şungar, Hazar Ergüçlü, Tamer Levent, Kadir Çermikli, Kubilay Tunçer and Ercüment Balakoğlu accompany these names.
The subject of a writer who returns to his village after many years and his father is crushed under debts, Ahlat Tree focuses on father-son and family relations.
The cinematographer of the film, whose script was written by Akın Aksu, Ebru Ceylan and Nuri Bilge Ceylan, is Gökhan Tiryaki, with whom Ceylan worked in many of his films.