PASSION: MERIC SUMEN

TUTKU: MERIÇ SÜMEN

By Mehmet Şafak TÜRKEL

ARES PRODUCTION - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2012

“Sweat comes first, then comes beauty”
George Balanchine

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TRT Documentary Awards 2013
Professional Category & 2. Price
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Biography, Art - Culture
    • Countries
    • TURKEY, UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, TURKISH, RUSSIAN
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 44 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mehmet Şafak TÜRKEL
    • Writer(s)
    • Onur AKATAY
    • Producer(s)
    • Nurten ŞALIKARA
    • Synopsis
    • PASSION: Meriç Sümen
      “Passion” is probably the best word to describe Meriç Sümen. We are talking about an artist who has been the symbol of ballet in Turkey. Her whole life and greatest love was ballet. She has raced breathless throughout her life on a track that was chosen consciously.
      Not just dance studios or stages, but cities and places are also mirrors that reflect her soul. Ankara, London, Moscow and İstanbul are the main stops of her story.
      An example of documentary cinema in monologues, recounting a life dedicated to ballet, a life full of endurance and strength for this difficult art, a life that was crowned with achievements but also disturbed with prices paid...
      The story of the internal journey of an artist...
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