Şükrü Alaçam: “It’s a true story.”

Saturday, April 14

Lodging from the section “Out of Competition” within “Turkish Cinema” was screened at Beyoğlu Sineması with the director Şükrü Alaçam and the film crew. Alaçam answered the questions after the screening: “It’s a real life story. We did some adaptations but the character Uğur was my father, and Berrak is my older sister. After my sister died in 1987, I was born in 1988. I’ve always lived being aware of this and felt it during the filmmaking process as well. Lodging created something like this for me: She gave her life to me, and so I gave her this film. The actress Nergis Çorakçı also commented: “When I got the story from Şükrü and read the part ‘ashure and the kid’ I was highly impressed, and I cried a lot. To me, that scene is among the most well-written, most important, most original scenes in world cinema… I was very glad to be part of this script because of that scene.”

Fotoğraf: Benek Özmez