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Onur Saylak – More #KVIFF2017

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How violence is produced and reproduced through generations

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Onur Saylak, director of the film More.

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Director Onur Saylak talks about his film More, his first feature, presented in the official competition of the 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. More is based on a novel, which was adapted into a screenplay by its author, the award-winning writer Hakan Gunday. In this interview, Saylak talks about his creative collaboration with the author – a collaboration that began with Saylak’s previous short film. He also discusses the challenges of dealing with the darker aspect of the film, such as refugees to the Zola-like endless cycle of violence handed down from generations to generations, gives us an overview of the visual style of the movie, and more.

More: fourteen-year-old Gaza lives with his father Ahad on the shores of the Aegean Sea. The intelligent kid would like to continue his studies, but Ahad sees his son’s future differently. He gets Gaza to help with his side business – smuggling refugees from the Mideast. A directing tour de force, this disturbing psychological study of an adolescent boy’s transformation under the influence of those around him bears dark tidings about the contemporary world.

For the official website of the festival, click here.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Onur Saylak
  • Interviewee role
    director
  • Film title
    More
  • Festival section
    Official Selection - Competition
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