Century-old legend Muazzez İlmiye Çığ…

Friday, April 13

Miracle Worker 104 Years Old from the section “Special Screenings” was screened at Pera Museum Auditorium with the participation of the director Nurdan Arca and the film crew. The film centers on the magical life of Sumerologist Muazzez İlmiye Çığ. Director Arca had a long talk with the audience after the screening: “I called Miss Muazzez before coming here; ‘We’re about 300 people and we’re going to watch you’. She thanked me for making this film; she was very happy that now there’s something permanent. She also thanked the audience here for sparing time for her and sent her love. Miss Muazzez is a very cheerful and funny person; she’s full of life, like an old cornerstone of the Turkish Republic. I learned a lot of things from her when I was making this film. When I interviewed her, she was 103 years old. She was born before the First World War began but she’s still trying to keep up with everything, she still goes out to give talks etc…”

Photo: Benek Özmez