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1 in 8 women gets breast cancer. Breast cancer is a disease that affects not only the individual but also their family, relationships, friendships and work.

On the other hand, prejudgments like the fact that cancer is a frightening taboo and that many people can’t bear to even hear the name of cancer prevent the creation of social consciousness against the disease.

Metamazon is not a documentary that responds to typical cancer prejudices with clichés. The hair falling out, unhappy and desperate patients are not covered. The focus of the film is women who are more committed to life than anyone else, who love to live, who are at peace with their cancer and who struggle: In other words, “Metamazons”.

We think that addressing the most advanced stage of breast cancer from such a positive perspective and reflecting it to the audience will also contribute to breaking down some prejudices. We believe that we have presented a production that the audience will enjoy watching, smile and empathize with.

The friendship that Director Can Adiloğlu developed Canan Perdahli, the Chairwoman of Metastatic Breast Cancer Association and the protagonist of the film, allowed him to enter, observe and shoot in the warmest environments during the production of the film. Thus, this resulted in a film that can make the audience feel sincerity in the most intense way.

FESTIVALS:

  • Adana Golden Ball International Film Festival, National Documentary Competition, 2022

  • Antakya International Film Festivali National Documentary Competition, 2022

  • Antep Short Film Festival, National Documentary Competition, 2022

  • Silkroad International Film Festival, National Documentary Competition, 2022

  • Silkroad International Film Festival, International Competition, 2022

AWARDS:

  • International Jury Award - Silkroad International Film Festival, International Competition, 2022

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Canan, who was diagnosed with cancer while living abroad, returns to Turkey urgently. She regrets everything she missed in her life and decides to do whatever she wants afterwards.

 

After treatments and operations she had, she establishes Metastatic Breast Cancer Association in order to address this more complicated and lesser-known disease than early breast cancers.

 

In order to define women struggling with this difficult to pronounce disease, the association starts using the term METAMAZON; combined from the “MET” of the sickness and the fighter Amazon women in mythology, cutting their breast to use arms.  “Metamazons” are women who cling tightly to life rather than leaving it, struggle, hug life, and can say "I love my cancer".

 

While five-year survival rate is only 20% in metastatic breast cancer,  Canan’s colorful life that she lived with the disease extraordinarily from her 7th to 11th years, her disease process and relationships are presented from a patient’s perspective.

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TYPE:                      DOCUMENTARY

DIRECTOR:              CAN ADİLOĞLU

 

PRODUCTION CO:  ARKASIRA FİLM A.Ş.

 

PRODUCER:             CAN ADİLOĞLU

DURATION:    DIRECTOR'S CUT: 60 MIN

 EDITOR'S CUT:     44 MIN

 SHORT CUT:        30 MIN

 

RELEASE:                 AUGUST, 2022

 

FORMAT:                 FHD (1080P), COLOR, 16:9

 

LANGUAGE:            TURKISH

 

SUBTITLES:               ENGLISH

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DIRECTOR

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CAN ADİLOĞLU

Born in Ankara in 1980, he studied civil engineering at Istanbul Technical University and his masters in Engineering and Project Management at the University of California, Berkeley.

He practiced photography since his years at the university, and joined different photography groups. He worked with Zone System Photography for a period. He participated in mix exhibition and books at AFSAD and Ka Atolye.

After the trainings he received at the Sinematek Association in Ankara, he started making documentaries. He worked at all different areas of filming, including camera, sound, light, editing. His documentaries were presented in Turkey and abroad.

He studied acting and writing.

He is currently working on his first feature length fiction film, “Exchange”, relating to the Turkish – Greek Population Exchange.

 

Filmography

 

2021  The Hero of Şavşat (Documentary)

2018  That Simple, Romania (Documentary)

2017  Economic Revolution of Tunisian Women, Tunisia (Doc.)

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CREDITS

Director

Can Adiloğlu

 

Producer

Arkasıra Film A.Ş.

Can Adiloğlu

 

Camera

Can Adiloğlu

 

Kurgu

Şahin Yıldız

 

Color Grading

Hakan Palioğlu

 

Assistant

Mine Nihan Arıkan

 

Sound Recroding

Can Adiloğlu

 

Interviews

Canan Perdahlı

Mehmet Celalettin Perdahlı

 

Music

Waltz in A Minor, B150 - Chopin

Nocturne Op. 55 No.1 - Chopin

Nocturne Op.9 No.2 E Fl Ma– Chopin

 

Participants

Ahmet Uğur Kar

Atakan Enginyurt

Aydan Perdahlı

Aylin Enginyurt

Aylin Tekin

Betül Soyak

Burcu Genç

Burçin Tarhan

Büşra Yetişir

Can Adiloğlu

Didem Yüksel Yılmaz

Duygu Yaşar Adiloğlu

Ecrin Enginyurt

Elçin Biçer

Ercüment Hayri Tekin

Ezgi Duygu Bekdemir

Fatma Kantarcıoğlu Yaldız

Hava Tırpancı

Mehmet Celalettin Perdahlı

Mine Nihan Arıkan

Orhan Murat Bahtiyar

Pınar Tekin

Saniye Öztürk

Tuğba Özcan

Yağmur Kaya Baran

Yasemin Nazlı

Yücel Ünlü

Zeynep Fulya Azat

Zuhal Satılmış

 

Special Thanks

Canan Perdahlı

Aylin Enginyurt

Bayındır Hastanesi

Burçin Tarhan

Duygu Yaşar Adiloğlu

Esin Özalp Öztürk

Funda Coşkuner

Güven Hastanesi

Hava Tırpancı

Hayri Çölaşan

Metamazon Metastatik Meme Kanseri Derneği

Karsu

Mert Şahin

Pelin Alios

Türk Amerikan Derneği

Turgut Satılmış

Yücel Ünlü

Zeynep Fulya Azat

Zuhal Satılmış

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