THE KNIGHTS' TEMPLAR
Three old acquaintances debate different interpretations of the Koran, Christian sects, their lives, and life after death in a tiny, cramped neighborhood barber shop.
2018 | 2.35:1 | Digital HD | 24fps | Color | 5.1 | Turkish w/ English subtitles | 19'
Cast Mehmet Özgür, Cem Zeynel Kılıç and Sencar Sağdıç
Writer & Director Arda Ekşigil
Producers Sinan Kesova, Arda Ekşigil
Director of Photography Sinan Kesova
Editors Ayhan Ergürsel, Semih Gülen
Sound Designer Cenker Kökten
Sound Recordist Thomas Vittek
Costume Designer Merve Ertan
First Assistant Director Ozan Yoleri
Second Assistant Director Delfin Lev Tuna
Focus Puller Yasin Akın
Productions Assistants Yenak Özkarslıoğlu, Seda Gazioğlu
2018 Istanbul Film Festival - Short Film Competition
2018 Arava Film Festival
2018 Filmreihe Tüpisch Türkisch
2018 Izmir International Short Film Festival
2019 Akbank Short Film Festival
2019 !f Independent Film Festival - National Shorts Competition
*Special Jury Prize*
2019 Ayvalık Film Festival
Arda Ekşigil is a Turkish-Canadian director born in Istanbul in 1989.
After finishing the Lycée Français Pierre Loti in Istanbul in 2007, he moved to Montreal where he studied Ancient Philosophy, Literature and Archeology at the University of Montreal. He obtained a master’s degree from McGill University specializing in early modern Ottoman History. He learned Greek at the University of Athens and Persian at the Dehkhoda Institute, University of Tehran. He presented his academic research in universities such as Princeton, Oxford and the University of Toronto, contributed to various newspapers and peer-reviewed history and literature magazines such as The McGill Daily, History & Society (in Turkish) and Words (in Turkish). He also works as a translator (My Brother Che, 2017, from French to Turkish).