Durmuş Akbulut: “I wanted to try to use a new language.”

Thursday, April 12

Watchman from the sub-section of “Out of Competition” in “Turkish Cinema” was screened at Beyoğlu Sineması with the participation of the director Durmuş Akbulut. The director said that the watchman character is a common figure and dedicated the film to the actor Turan Özdemir who recently passed away. Akbulut claimed that Watchman is not a conventional film, and added: “It’s my first film, and I wanted to try to use a new language. The film also has a dry sense of humor, in the Chekhovian sense perhaps. I was influenced by Giovanni Papini a lot. I began making the film in 2014 but have just been able to finish it. We found the money somehow, but it was hard."