Sevan the Craftsman (Sevan Bıçakçı: İstanbul’u Mücevhere Sığdıran Usta)
Directed by Ümran Safter (Turkey, 2017, 71 min.). Digital. Turkish with English subtitles.
Sevan the Craftsman tells the story of Sevan Bıçakcı, a maestro whose skill of transforming precious metals and gems into majestic works of art resuscitated the forgotten jewelry-making traditions of an empire, bestowing upon it a glamour previously unheard of. The film documents Sevan’s long journey as he draws inspiration from Istanbul’s magical and mesmerizing qualities to create works of unparalleled magnificence.
With English subtitles