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Tayfun Pirselimoğlu - Kerr


Interview: Tayfun Pirselimoğlu – Kerr

Interview: Tayfun Pirselimoğlu – Kerr

In anticipation of the upcoming 95th Academy Awards, I spoke with Tayfun Pirselimoğlu, whose latest film Kerr is Turkey’s official submission in consideration for the Best International Feature Category. Revered for his surrealist exercises, the multifaceted Pirselimoğlu, who is also a writer and painter, adapts one of his own novels for the first time. Originally published in 2014, Pirselimoğlu speaks to fluctuating meanings and subtexts in this contemporary adaptation of a Kafkaesque black comedy. Here is our conversation:

Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), FIPRESCI, the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2023: The Beast (Bonello) Poor Things (Lanthimos), Master Gardener (Schrader). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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