Living

Living

Living

Director: Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun
Script: İsmail Kılıçaslan
Director of Photography: Atilla Güler
Producer: Yunus Güngör

Turkey / Documentary / 28' / Betacam / Color / 2003

The documentary is an experiment of drawing a poet’s portrait. It’s based on the book called “Living” the diary of Cahit Zarifoğlu one of the unique poets of the Turkish Literature. The excerpts which are written in a very different, poetic and in a puzzling way from the book became the base of the script of the documentary. And the documentary is shot end edited without betraying the spirit of the book.

CV

Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun studied film at UCLA. He began filmmaking with directing documentaries in 2000. He made his first fiction film Wrong Rosary in 2009 which he won several national and international awards including Rotterdam Film Festival’s Tiger Award and Best Director at the Adana Film Festival. His second film Yozgat Blues was finished in 2013 and premiered at 61st San Sebastian Film Festival. Yozgat Blues won the Best Film Award at the 20th Adana Film Festival and the Best Balkan Film Award at the 18th Sofia Film Festival.His third feature film The Announcement premiered at 75th Venice Film Festival and won Special Jury Prize. The Announcement has received more than fifteen awards at national and international festivals.

Filmography

Anons - Announcement 2018
Yozgat Blues - Yozgat Blues 2013
Uzak İhtimal - Wrong Rosary 2009

Festivals Attended

Antalya Altın Portakal Film Festivali

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