My Grandfather’s People is a 2011 Turkish drama film, written and directed by Çağan Irmak based on his own childhood and family history, featuring Çetin Tekindor as a elderly exile, whose 10-year-old grandson still feels the affects of the 1923 population exchange between Greece and Turkey, which forced his grandfather from Cyprus. —Wikipedia
Çağan Irmak (born 4 April 1970 in Seferihisar, Turkey) is a Turkish film and television writer and director, who has managed to attract a large audience in Turkey and is best known for the TV series “Çemberimde Gül Oya” (2004-2005) and “Asmalı Konak” (2002-2004), and for the hit films “Alone” (2008) and “My Father and My Son” (2005), for which he received Turkish Cinema Writers Association Awards for Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Director.
He studied Radio, TV and Film Studies at Ege University Faculty of Communications, receiving the Sedat Simavi Award for two short films, “Masal” (The Tale) and “Kurban” (The Sacrifice), which he made in the course of his studies. After graduating in 1992, he worked in cinema and television as an assistant director to Orhan Oğuz, Mahinur Ergun, Filiz Kaynak and Yusuf Kurçenli, and was awarded first prize by IFSAK for his short film “Play Me Old and Wise” (1998).
He wrote and directed the TV series “Good Morning Brother Istanbul”… read more