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Mehmet Can Mertoğlu

Mehmet Can Mertoğlu (28) won this year’s Prix Révélation France 4 of the Semaine de la Critique section of the Cannes Film Festival, with his first feature film Albüm, a coproduction between Turkey, France and Romania with Călin Peter Netzer (director of Poziția copilului – Childs Pose) as producer and Marius Panduru signing the cinematography: „Romania’s New Wave comes to Turkey in Mehmet Can Mertoğlu’s impressively composed comedy of forged family history.” (Variety)

Born in Akhisar, Turkey, Mehmet Can Mertoğlu studied Turkish literature at the Bosphorus University in Istanbul. He also directed the short film The Slope (2008) that was screened at numerous festivals including Rotterdam, Edinburgh, Montreal and Angers.