“Berlin Kaplani” Director Hakan Algül on Turks in Germany & Thriving Turkish Cinema
Turkish filmmaker Hakan Algül doesn’t do art-house. In fact, unless his movies can reach the maximum possible audience, he won’t even listen to producer’s offers. Algül was in attendance at the Okinawa International Movie Festival to showcase his work outside of his native country for the very first time. “Festivals are for films with 10,000 viewers – mine are watched by 4 million” says the big man with an infectious smile. “But this festival is about comedy and peace, and this is important for me, so it’s the first time I come to any festival,” he told ARTINFO Japan during an extended interview.