June 6, 2014

Turkey to produce a film about the Armenian Genocide

Turkey to produce a film about the Armenian Genocide -

 

Turkey will shoot a film ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in response to Armenia’s plans to produce a movie starring Alain Delon (photo), reports Haberturk agency.

The issue was discussed at the meeting of the Turkish Grand National Assembly’s committee on “Armenian Genocide allegations” called to consider counter-measures to Armenian Diaspora’s genocide centennial preparation events.

The Turkish movie will be titled “The Crack of our Heart.” The filming will start in a few months in Izmir.

Opposition lawmaker Sinan Ohan said the movie’s title is unrelated to the Armenian issue. “It’s a love story,” he said.

As it was reported earlier last month in the armenian mainstream media, russian armenian movie producer Valery Saharyan is going to make a film about the Armenian Genocide starring Adrien Brody, Dustin Hoffman and Alain Delon.  

He plans to make Delon a main character of his film titled "Patient”, which takes place in a psychiatric clinic in Paris. The protagonist is the Armenian composer Komitas, who after witnessing the horrors of the genocide, was not able to recover from the shock he experienced. He died after staying in the clinic for 20 years.

Saharyan recalls a trip to Armenia with Alain Delon, where near the monument to the victims of the Armenian Genocide the actor was so overcome with emotion that he broke into tears.

Saharyan recently contacted Serj Tankian, the winner of Grammy and former head of the System of a Down, who willingly agreed to write the soundtrack for the future film. The Oscar winner Adrien Brody is supposed to play the main part in the film.

         
       Kantsasar Weekly  Diario Armenia