Abandoned – The House of George
Funded by the European Union’s Cultural Bridges program the workshop took place in the frame of “European Literature Goes to Turkey/ Turkish Literature Goes to Europe” in 8 cities in Turkey organized by the Goethe-Institut Istanbul under the title yollarda – on the road.
The subject of the movie clips reflected the expectations and experiences of the participants regarding Turkey, the European Union or the European Culture Week Events. The final are a collage mirroring the filmmakers view, as much as the surroundings expectation on Europe coming to Turkey.
Story: George Akar was the only son of a Greek-orthodox family. He has served as the chairman of the Tourism association of Antakya for many years. After his death the families residence, one of the old houses of a special Antakya architecture, remained abandoned for many years in the heart of city. George Akars childhood friend Baki Bilgili is telling the story of this location.
Director: Enis Kanmaz
Cast: Baki Bilgili