Abdurrahman Öner: “The majority of the film is my own story”

Friday, April 13

Road to the Moon from “National Competition” was screened at Atlas Sineması with the participation of the director Abdurrahman Öner and the film crew. The director Öner talked about the film: “The great majority of the film is my own story. I too come from a Yuruk family like in the film. The child actors in the film were selected from among 800 kids. We went to each school and entered every classroom in Elmalı. We presented ourselves as play teachers. We did a pre-selection of 17 kids who had expressed themselves well. Then we decided on two of them. We first prepared for 20 days before the shooting began. We didn’t give any tasks to the kids during this time. We just wanted them to get to know themselves by working without any guidance. Then we rehearsed each and every scene in the script. When we entered the set, we were ready, we even did most of it in single takes. Ezgi Mola also commented on her part: “This film was different for me, I was always doing comedy. That made me really happy.”

Photo: Ersin Durmuş