The life of Turkish contemporary painter Fikret Mualla will be brought to the big screen by a Turkish digital effects expert.
Metin Güngör, who has worked on digital effects for many Hollywood films, said he had been working on the film for five years and will finish it in December. The film, titled “Lost Life Among Colors,” is at the post-production stage. Güngör said he would complete the film without any financial support.
“Many art institutions were never interested in supporting or financing a Fikret Mualla movie. Still Fikret Mualla is one of the most important treasures of Turkey. He is very important as an artist.”
This situation is a sad one, Güngör said. “Our government supports some movies in Turkish cinema. However those movies are very low quality, and that’s why our cinema has not been developed.”
Some artists, though, have supported the Mualla movie, Güngör said. “We owe this movie to writer and historian Hıfzı Topuz. Apart from Topuz, Ali Poyrazoğlu, Bedri Baykam, Okan Bayülgen, Şebnem Schaefer, Bora Gencer and Mehmet Tokat and many more have supported the movie.”Kakan Vardar also supported the movie in terms of costumes and sets, added Güngör.
Working with Stallone and Willis
Güngör his work with big stars like Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jet Li had been very exciting. “The people who acted in movies like Rambo and Rocky of Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren in Terminator and Conan with Arnold Schwarzenegger were our heroes, and I got the chance to work with them.”
Some of the movies Güngör contributed to have won Oscars. Titles Güngör worked on as a digital effects expert include: “Hugo,” “Conan the Barbarian,” “Stardust,” “1408,” “2050 Love Story,” “Tale of the River,” “The Da Vinci Code,” “Cinderella Man,” “Dark Water,” “Stealth,” “I, Robot,” “The Day After Tomorrow,” “Around the World in 80 Days,” “Tomb Raider,” “Count of Monte Cristo,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.