´Wherever Life Takes You - Erol Güney´s Story´ will be Shown in the MuseumThe documentary about the life of Erol Güney ´Wherever Life Takes You - Erol Güney´s Story´ will be shown on Sunday, March 8th in the Quincentenial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews.
The documentary about a romantic traveler, a real citizen of the world, a journalist and a translator Erol Güney's life story 'Wherever Life Takes You - Erol Güney's Story' will be screened in the Quincentenial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews on Sunday.
Directed by Banu Yalkut Breddermann, a co-production of Turkey, Israel, and France, the 103 minutes long documentary, while shedding light on Erol Güney's fascinating life story, also brings a different point of view to the recent history.
Erol Güney who was born as Michel Rottenberg in 1914, as the son of a Jewish family in Odessa, moved to Istanbul with his family after the October 1917 Russian Revolution. Güney is also known by the famous poet Orhan Veli Kanık's poem 'Erol Güney's Cat' in Turkey.
Erol Güney who had also won people's hearts for his great contributions in arts and culture, together with his close friends, Orhan Veli, Sabahattin Eyüboğlu, Melih Cevdet Anday, Nurullah Ataç, Necati Cumalı, and Abidin Dino, was translating the French and Russian literature classics into Turkish from their originals in the Translation Bureau founded by Hasan Ali Yücel, Minister of Education of the time.
The documentary 'Wherever Life Takes You - Erol Güney's Story', will take you through time, from the Russian Revolution to the intellectual environment in Istanbul, to Yozgat and finally to Israel of our day.