Bullet Media - Studio Visit with ‘Housewife’ Director Can Evrenol
Emerging from a country that rarely raises international filmmakers let alone those belonging to the horror genre, Can Evrenol is a rare commodity. With his first film, Baskin, the Turkish writer/director conquered the challenge of exploring eastern ideologies, settings and characters through western framing, lighting and storytelling techniques. Evrenol now returns to the fear-fest circuit with an equally ambitious second effort, (Housewife opens this Thursday) while critics hail the diasporan director as Turkey’s answer to Wes Craven.
Can Evrenol | Arte TRACKS
BASKIN DIRECTOR TALKS ABOUT HIS NEXT FEATURE 'HOUSEWIFE'
"Having already taken audiences on one descent into hell, Baskin writer-director Can Evrenol looks set to do the same with his next feature Housewife.
The film was introduced for the first time during Frontières at Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF). Speaking to Screen, Evrenol noted that while it’s similar thematically to TIFF hit Baskin, there are also marked differences."
COP THRILLER BASKIN TURNS INTO IMAGINATIVE GORE-FEST HORROR FILM
"Turkish director Can Evrenol's debut feature "Baskin" starts out as a gamy cop thriller then takes a hard right turn into horror. The pacing is slack and the splatter excessive, but this twisted cross-genre exercise should be red meat to gore-hounds..."
"Do you remember the "Twilight Zone" episode when Richard Conte has a dream within a dream within a dream? You know the one: Conte thinks his life is a series of randomly juxtaposed dreams, and tries to wake himself up by jumping out a window...."
BASKIN FROM TURKEY, BLENDS STYLE AND GORE
"Tickling the mind even as it lurches the gut, “Baskin,” a stylish, shape-shifting horror film from Turkey, pulls a bait-and-switch. It abruptly morphs from a sinuous psychological thriller into a buffet for gore enthusiasts, without ever totally losing its elegance — unless your definition of that word could never encompass a graphic disembowelment or an unexpected stabbing of an eye...."
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
DIRECTOR OF MIDNIGHT MADNESS MOVIE 'BASKIN' SIGNS WITH WME
"The movie marks the first time a Turkish feature will be shown as part of TIFF’s Midnight Madness. Ahead of the Toronto premiere of his horror movie Baskin, Turkish director Can Evrenol has signed with WME for representation..."
TORONTO: TURKISH HORROR MOVIE ‘BASKIN’ BOUGHT BY IFC MIDNIGHT
"IFC Midnight has acquired U.S. rights to the Turkish-language horror thriller “Baskin” following its screening at the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto Film Festival.."
LE COIN DE COURT
"En sept ans et six courts, le Turc Can Evrenol s'est impsose comme un talent a suivre. Partisan d'une horreur a l'ancienne graphique et percutante, le Stambouliote realisera bientot la version longue de son BASKIN projete au PIFFF et a l'Etrange Festival"
CAN EVRENOL'S TERRIFYING BASKIN EXPANDING TO FEATURE LENGTH
"..Evrenol is expanding his most recent short film, Baskin, to feature length with principal photography scheduled to begin before the end of the year.."
COPS vs. CULT SHORT “BASKIN” TO BE FEATURE
"..Director Can Evrenol will adapt and expand his short for a late 2014 shoot in Turkey. Evrenol is perhaps best known for his gory, gross 2012 Film4 Frightfest “no talking/texting” bumper, which garnered a ton of publicity for a wild, tasteless scenario that involved necrophilia and offended many...."
CANNES: BARCELONA’s M’s ENTERTAINEMENT SETS LOW-BUDGET ‘BASKIN’ AS SECOND FEATURE (EXCLUSIVE)
"..By targeting theatrical but also robust VOD play, M’s Entertainment is breaking in a new production/distribution/promotion model for genre movies in Spain. Turkish helmer Can Evrenol will direct from his own screenplay, based on his 2013 short..."
INTERVIEW WITH TURKISH DIRECTOR CAN EVRENOL ON HIS NEW HORROR SHORT: BASKIN
"Turkish for 'The Raid'. It was the working title, but it stuck. I loved the way it sounded. I didn't want another 'The Raid' in festival circuit, so I thought of just keeping the international title the same as the Turkish title. A good friend Ryan Haysom, director of 'Yellow: A Neo Giallo', said in his feedback that it sounds ancient and Lovecraftian. That was it! I kept it..."
WATCH THE TRAILER FOR CAN EVRENOL's BASKIN
Turkey's Can Evrenol has been a regular in the pages of Twitch ever since we caught wind of his horrifying short film The Chest way back in 2007 and Evrenol has been turning heads again this year with his latest short, Baskin.
HOSTED BY CAN EVRENOL
Tematik Gece etkinliklerinin birincisi Can Evrenol'un ev sahipliğinde 28 Haziran 2013 tarihinde Ortaköy Bloom'da gerçekleşti.
Watch the video
MATA LEON KIMONOS WINS
The winner of the project by Fondazione Pitti Discovery and ASVOFF is Can Evrenol with Mata Leon Kimonos
A FEW TURKISH GUYS MADE A BJJ SHORT-FILM, AND IT'S PRETTY SLICK...
…the country is filled with femme fatales that have the ability to get out the shower and hand out an absolute BJJ beatdown on home invaders…
37 SECONDS OF GRUSOME BAD TASTE THAT GAVE EVEN HARD-CORE HORROR FANS A REAL FRIGHT
What movie exactly had whipped up the frenzied hyperbole of the blogosphere to such heights, you may be wondering? The Human Centipede 2? A Serbian Film?
Keith Lemon: The Film, perhaps? None of the above. Instead, it was Turkish filmmaker Can Evrenol’s 37-second bumper that had the white knights of the Internet up in arms…
SHOULD HORRO HAVE LIMITS? DID FRIGHTFEST IDENT GO TOO FAR?
Last month, at the UK’s foremost horror festival,
Film 4 FrightFest, a debate began to rage between critics, general festival-goers, and the organisers, over the suitability of some of their content…
KANA KANA FILM CEKMEK
Kısa metraj filmi To My Mother and Father’la Sydney’den Bostan’dan ödüllerle dönmüş, İngiliz basının taktığı…
IZLERKEN GOZUNUZ KANAYACAK
İngiliz Sinema Dergisi Little White Lies tarafından “rahatsız edici seyirliğin kralı” ilan edilen Can Evrenol, beş kısa filmiyle tacının hakkını hayli hayli veriyor…
"TO MY MOTHER& FATHER"
At last year’s FrightFest I saw two short films which have remained with me ever since. I’ve been keen to see both again during the intervening months, and I’m glad to see that one of them, at least, is now available online…
TO MY MOTHER& FATHER'A BIR ODUL DE BOSTON'DAN
Sevgili Can Evrenol’un son kısa filmi ‘To My Mother and Father’ ile ilgili sitemizde bir çok kez haber yapmıştık.
Filmin yurtiçi ve yurtdışı festivallerde sürekli boy göstermesinden dolayı da şu ana kadar filmi sitemizde yayınlayamamıştık.
Geçtiğimiz günlerde gerçekleştirdiğimiz 2010 yılının en iyileri ödüllerinde…
LONDON SHORT-FILM FESTIVAL 2011 - ROUND UP: PART 1
The wonderful thing about short film screenings is the applause that follows the fade out.
There is a sense of pride that lingers in the air, as friends and colleagues celebrate their achievements. But at this year’s London Short Film Festival, the audience branched beyond…
KORKU TURUNUN ANTI-STATUKOCU DURUSU
İlk filmi Vidalar (2006) ile kısa film dünyasına adım atan Can Evrenol, sonrasında yine korku türünde yaptığı Sandık (2007), Kurban Bayramı (2008),
Büyük Annem (2008) gibi kısa filmleriyle yurtiçi ve yurtdışında birçok…
"MAVI KADIFE'DEN ANNE VE BABAMA"
Yönetmen Can Evrenol’un “To My Mother And Father” (Anneme ve Babama) adlı kısa filminin İstanbul Galası, 13 Nisan’da Cihangir Plato’da gerçekleştirildi.
Evrim Ersoy’un sunumunu yaptığı gecede yurtdışında birçok festivalde…
"TO MY MOTHER& AND FATHER" GALA GECESI
Öteki Sinema ve Korku Sitesi yazarlarından genç yönetmen Can Evrenol’un son kısa filmi “To My Mother And Father” 13 Nisan Salı akşamı Cihangir Plato’da yapılan özel gösterimle seyirci karşısına çıktı.
Oldukça coşkulu ve bol alkışlı…
«Το σινεμά τρόμου δεν είναι αποδεκτό από το Ισλάμ»
Αύριο βράδυ, στο 3ο Screamin’ Athens Festival θα προβληθούν οι τρεις μικρού μήκους ταινίες του, «Sandik», «My Grandmother»,
«Το My Mother And Father», οι οποίες έκαναν ήδη πολλά φεστιβάλ και πολλούς φαν του τρόμου να μιλάνε γι’ αυτόν
BIR ELINDE TESTERE BIR ELINDE KAMERA
Evrenol’un adını ilk defa duyuyor olabilirsiniz. Ama
iddia ediyoruz, yakında büyük, çarpıcı bir işle
karşımıza gelip ismini duyuracak. Çünkü arkadaş
yerinde duramıyor, film çekmek için ölüyor! Geçen ay
!f İstanbul’da gösterilen filmi My Grandmother
(Büyükannem) hemen dikkatimizi çekti
The 10 Best Foreign Horror Films of 2017
Directed by Can Evrenol; Turkey
Evrenol’s Housewife is an absurd fever dream of a film that simultaneously demands and refuses to be deciphered. The film touches on a number of topics like childhood abuse and repressed trauma, but its real focus is on the elevation of Holly into this deity-like figure of a cult. Evrenol’s lucid horror film embraces dream logic and nonlinear storytelling and anchors it all on Clémentine Poidatz’ alarmingly strong performance. Then on top of all of that Evrenol throws some good old-fashioned Lovecraft mythos in for good measure, too. Housewife is a fearless film for a number of reasons and even if it’s something that you don’t understand, you absolutely deserve to let its bonkers face-wearing images assault you.