PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

International premiere

The List of Those Who Love Me

Local title
Ütle, kes on sinu sõbrad
Title in Russian
Список тех, кто меня любит
Original title
Beni Sevenler Listesi
Director
Emre Erdoğdu
Country
Turkey
Year
2021
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Official Selection
Genre
drama
Subject
relationships, soul-searching, partying, Society, drugs

Yilmaz is the most popular drug dealer in a celebrity-packed district of Istanbul. He is always invited to the hottest parties and to rougher binges with a limited number of family participants. Among other big players, his circle of friends includes well-known actors and musicians who all love Yilmaz. Until his pockets stay filled with grams upon grams of happiness. When the market suddenly dries up, the man’s paranoia grows as he watches his phone receiving ever fewer calls and texts from his best friends day by day. Yilmaz has no other option than to speak up.

‘The List of Those Who Love Me’ is a wildly neat combination of Scorsese-like classic elements and a sharp cross-section of today’s society, the sub-currents of the cultural sphere of which are driven by all kinds of recreational substances. The cherry on the cake for the thoroughly contemplated dramaturgy and camera direction that infallibly keeps to the beat comes from the aesthetics of the 16 mm analogue film which self-knowingly flirts with the eventualities of the notorious velvet underworld.

Screenwriter and director Emre Erdogdu gives the viewers a long-awaited brisk breath of fresh air in the drama genre and whisks them along on a self-forgettingly thought-filled journey on the trails of the meaning of self-realisation. Without a hint of exaggeration, ‘The List of Those Who Love Me’ is the number one Turkish film that is a ‘must see’ this year.

Elise Eimre

Director
Emre Erdoğdu
Screenwriter
Emre Erdoğdu
Cast
Halil Babür, Hayal Köseoğlu, Ahmet Rıfat Şungar, Nazlı Bulum, Sermet Yeşil, Cem Uslu
Producer
Tanay Abbasoğlu, Hazar Ergüçlü
DoP
Emre Tanyıldız
Editor
Ayris Alptekin
Music
Ali Güçlü Şimşek
Production
TN Yapım
World sales
TN Yapım
Runtime
Language
Turkish
Subtitles
Estonian, English
Director
Emre Erdoğdu

Emre Erdoğdu (snd 1990) on alati unistanud filmide tegemisest; ta langes välja Istanbuli Marmara ülikoolist, et hakata oma unistust ellu viima. Pärast mitmeid lavastuseksperimente kirjutas ja lavastas oma esimese lühimängufilmi „The First Day of Human History“ (2015) ja kaks aastat hiljem esimese täispika filmi „Snow“. 2021 lavastas ta telesarja „Bonkis“ ja koos Halil Babüriga draamainstallatsiooni „The Fire Within Me“. Ta on juba alustanud oma kolmanda filmi tegemisega, mis peaks esilinastuma 2023. „Ütle, kes on sinu sõbrad“ on tema teine täispikk mängufilm.

Kar (Snow, 2017), Beni Sevenler Listesi (The List of Those Who Love Me, 2021)

Grand Prix for The Best Film, grant of 20 000 euros from the city of Tallinn

Screenings

iSense hall Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening100101 / Ütle, kes on sinu sõbrad
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsBeste Yamalıoğlu - Producer, Emre Erdoğdu - Director, Tanay Abbasoğlu - Producer, Halil Babür - Actor, Ahmet Emre Tanyıldız - Cinematographer
Q&A duration
Screening duration
Hall Athena Center
Screening112103 / Ütle, kes on sinu sõbrad
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 8 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening130605 / Ütle, kes on sinu sõbrad
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Cinema
ScreeningÜtle, kes on sinu sõbrad
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian