Celebratıng 100th Years of Sılver Screen


Translated by Betül YÜNCÜOĞLU

Organized by Istanbul Classic Automobile Association (IKOD) and collaborated with Municipality of Besiktas, Cinema Artist Association (SO-DER) and other cinema unions, event was hold in 8 November. Mayor of Beşiktaş Municipality Murat Hazinedar, cinema artists Oya Aydoğan, Nuri Alço, Serpil Çakmaklı, Salih Kırmızı, Levent İnanır, Yılmaz Köksal, İzzet Güney, Eşref Kolçak, Yusuf Sezgin and numerous artists, directors and set workers participated.

Nuri Alço who fell into disrepute with bad guy roles, said that the vintage car which he got into for sightsee tour was used in Yeşilçam films before. Alço, “It is a flashback to many years ago. This is kind of our festival. All Yeşilçam is here, just like festival. We live old Istanbul here, the cars which we used in films are still durable.”

Yılmaz Köksal who has always been a indispensable performer of Cüneyt Arkın films, “It is amazing to be in this event. Even we cannot come together easily. There are some friends that we meet but we could not be all together. We worked hard for cinema so much. We are very proud in the 100th years of it. We have done very good things.”

Yeşilçam actors who came together after a long time, cut the cake in favor of the 100th years. In the event, the film which was directed by Metin Erksan in 1963, ‘Susuz Yaz’s unforgettable actor Erol Taş was memorialized.


Artists who get into the vintage cars, waved greeting to citizens while were on the road to Akatlar Artists Park. In the award ceremony which was organized at Akatlar Artists Park, Yeşilçam’s head artists, directors and set workers were awarded.

Event, ended with concerts from son of Cem Karaca; Emrah Karaca;  founder of the band ‘Moğollar’ Cahit Berkay who composed lots of soundtracks like Selvi Boylum Al Yazmalım, Devlerin Aşkı, Çiçek Abbas.


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