The first screening of Müjdat Gezen documentary hosted by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality was held in İzmir. Müjdat Gezen, who has completed his 61st year in art, also attended the event at the Ahmed Adnan Saygun Art Center.
In line with the culture and art vision of Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer, the first screening of the documentary Müjdat Gezen was held at the Ahmed Adnan Saygun Art Center in Izmir. The premiere of the documentary about Müjdat Gezen's life, prepared by journalist Gökmen Ulu, attracted great interest. In his speech at the gala, Müjdat Gezen said, “It was a very good documentary. Congratulations to Gökmen Ulu's work. Make no mistake, my friends understood well. Thank you very much, you made me very emotional”. Müjdat Gezen invited his daughter Elif Gezen to the stage and said, “My family, friends and relatives are among those who gave me this strength. However, the event that has made me the happiest lately is my longing for my daughter, Elif. He lives in the Netherlands. I miss it so much,” he said.
“Common values brought together”
Journalist Gökmen Ulu stated that he was very excited and said, “Today, the love of Müjdat Gezen and the common values that he represents have brought us together. We started shooting the documentary two years ago. Pandemic intervened, we waited a long time for today. We missed Müjdat Gezen, the representative of Turkey, which we are longing for. The iconic name of our struggle for enlightenment and democracy, the great master of Turkish theater, Müjdat Gezen, who has made us smile for 61 years, and his precious family, welcome to Izmir.” Saying that he is trying to explain the unknown aspects of Müjdat Gezen, Gökmen Ulu said, “This documentary is a homage to Müjdat Gezen and his comrades, who dedicated a significant part of his life to society. Beyond being a manifestation of our gratitude to him as citizens, this documentary is always a role model to all segments of society.”
His daughter Elif Gezen participated with a special composition
In the 95-minute documentary, Müjdat Gezen's lesser-known and never-known aspects were explained as well as his professional life. Among the narrators, besides family members and childhood friends, famous friends and students Alper Kul, Barış Dinçel, Cem Yılmaz, Celal Ülgen, Cüneyt Arkın, Çağlar Çorumlu, Demet Akbağ, Dolunay Soysert, Erkan Can, Emre Kongar, Erol Evgin, Ezgi Mola, Gonca Vuslateri, Günay Karacaoğlu, İlker Ayrık, İlker Başbuğ, Kandemir Konduk, Kıvanç Tiner, Mustafa Alabora, Perran Kutman, Şebnem Bozoklu, Şevket Çoruh, Temel Gürsu, Tınaz Titiz, Türkan Şoray, Türker İnanoğlu, Orhan Aydın, Özden İnönü Toker, Uğur Dündar , Yasemin Yalçın, and Zülfü Livaneli. Elif Gezen, the musician's daughter of the master artist, also took part in the documentary with her special composition.