İlker Çatak: “I wanted to lay down my own rules.”

Friday, April 13

Once Upon a Time in Indian Country from “Young Masters” was screened at Atlas Sineması with the participation of the director İlker Çatak and one of the actors Johanna Polley. The film shows 17-year-old Mauser’s summer days full of music, love and violence after his mother is killed and his life’s turned upside down. It is an adaptation of the eponymous novel by Nils Mohl. Çatak talked about his debut directorial feature: “We wanted to try some things. This was an adaptation of a novel. When they first brought the novel to me, it was so different that it felt like I was in a playground. I had done highly dramatic films before and after the university. Now I wanted to make a film exactly like this. I wanted to create my own universe and lay down my own rules. We filmed it in 30 days and the post-production took 6 months.”

Photo: Elif Gökçe