Director: Yılmaz Erdogan (Turkey)
Born in 1967 in Hakkari. He began his ca- reer on stage in 1987. He worked for theatre and television stations as writer, director and actor until he began working for cinema in 1999. His debut feature, Vizontele (2000), depicts introduction of television to the city where he was born. The sequel Vizontele Tuu- ba (2004) was also a box-office success. He wrote, directed and acted in Organized Jobs (2005). Jolly Life is his fourth feature.
Riza Senyurt has been the world’s most troubled Santa Claus at that Christmas season. For one thing, he doesn’t know who Santa Claus is. But now he is the Santa Claus whether it is fake or real. Carrying the world’s burden on his shoulders, finally Santa Claus Riza Senyurt learns his job. Life is not more real than the lies that children believe in!