A contemporary discussion on being an outsider

Sunday, April 15

Western from the section “International Competition” was screened at Cinemaximum City’s Nişantaşı with the participation of the director Valeska Grisebach and actor Syuleyman Alilov Letifov. “Sometimes actors bring their own interpretation to the character. I believe it adds a new perspective to the film and that was exactly what I wanted–that the actors would reflect real life. (…) I was looking for a fake wilderness and the border between Greece and Bulgaria was perfect for that. In the film, I’m interested in the relationships between people and the uncertain moments in these relationships. The characters are people who think they should have adventures but can’t; they think that life owes them one. I wanted to show the tension and conflict between them.”

Photo: Meltem Satıloğlu