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Motherland Hotel will be restored with the support of Groupama
Initiated 10 years ago by the Istanbul Film Festival with the support of Groupama, the Festival’s “Turkish Classic Revisited” project will be restoring the 1987 classic Motherland Hotel. Adapted from Yusuf Atılgan’s eponymous novel by Ömer Kavur, Motherland Hotel will be restored by Fanatik Film.
Motherland Hotel will be screened from its restored print on its 30th anniversary as part of the programme of the 36th Istanbul Film Festival which will take place 5-16 April 2017. Produced by Cengiz Ergun and Ömer Kavur, executive produced by Sadık Deveci, Motherland Hotel was scored by Attila Özdemiroğlu, former recipient of the Cinema Honorary Award of the Festival. Considered as one of the most powerful and elaborate literary adaptation of Turkish cinema, Motherland Hotel stars Macit Koper, who co-wrote the script with Ömer Kavur. The cast includes Serra Yılmaz, Orhan Çağman, Şahika Tekand, Osman Alyanak, Kemal İnci, Cengiz Sezici, Songül Ülkü, Ülkü Ülker, Yaşar Güner, Arslan Kacar, Osman Çağlar, and Orhan Başaran.
Motherland Hotel was selected as the Best Turkish Film of the Year at the 1987 Istanbul Film Festival, won the Grand Prix at the Nantes Film Festival in 1987 where Macit Koper was also given the Best Actor Award, the FIPRESCI Prize at Venice and Best Director and Second Best Film at Antalya film festivals. The film is among the 10 Best Turkish Films list of the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and Culture.