ORHAN PAMUK: NOBEL AND MEMORIES

ORHAN PAMUK: NOBEL VE HATIRALAR

By Nebil OZGENTURK

IFR A.S - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2007


    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • TURKEY
    • Languages
    • TURKISH
    • Duration
    • 76 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nebil OZGENTURK
    • Producer(s)
    • Nebil OZGENTURK
    • Synopsis
    • Most people would agree that Orhan Pamuk, who was awarded the Nobel Literature Prize in January 2007, is one of the most successful, internationally acclaimed, and controversial writers coming out of Turkey.
      The recent media craze surrounding him, however, was not necessarily due to his world-wide best selling novels, which have been translated to 42 languages, or the fact that he is the only Turkish citizen to win a Nobel Prize to date. It was rather the result of a big controversy following a Swiss newspaper’s interview with him and the resulting article. Overnight his life was turned upside-down and he was threatened by the nationalists, crucified by the press and condemned by many Turks including his fellow writers. Finally when the pressure got too much, he had to take “a break” from his beloved Istanbul and went to New York where he currently resides and teaches at Columbia University.
      In this documentary Pamuk, who is a jury member at 60th anniversary of Cannes film festival this year, candidly tells us about his childhood and youth, his adventure of becoming a writer, the ups and downs in his life, his family secrets, the stories behind his books and his political views.
      “Orhan Pamuk: Nobel and Memories” includes the last and the only interview conducted with Pamuk after being awarded the Nobel Prize and before leaving Turkey. It also contains never before seen footage of him and his family.
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