Bread (Ekmek) by Koray Sevindi (2012, 8 min.). Every morning a loaf of bread is mysteriously missing from the storeroom at the children’s protection agency.
Silent (Be Deng / Sessiz)by L. Rezan Yesilbas (2012, 15 min.). Set in the aftermath of the 1980 Turkish coup d’état, the film strays from heavy-handed politics and focuses the stories of the “silent” women. Zeynep visits her husband in prison, but she only speaks Kurdish, a language forbidden in the prisons of that era. Winner of Palme d’Or for Short Films at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
Musa by Serhat Karaaslan (2012, 18 min.). A director discovers pirated copies of his film and makes an offer to a salesman.
Life as a Fable - A Narrative (Bir Hayati Masal Gibi Anlatmak) by Hüseyin Karabey (2012, 34 min.). Jülide Kural, famous for her role as “Ipek” in the Turkish TV series Super Dad, dreamed of portraying Frida Kahlo on stage. Initially unaware of their similarities, Kural discovered that Kahlo, like herself, struggled with spiritual and physical pain, but also had a passion for life. This film covers this eight-year-long story, from the rehearsals of the play Frida Kahlo Yasasin Hayat (Frida Kahlo Long Live Life!) to the present.
An awards ceremony and a panel discussion with the award-winning directors follow the screenings.
Winners of the 17th Boston Turkish Festival Documentary & Short Film Competition
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Remis Auditorium, 161
- $9MFA members, seniors, and students
- $11Nonmembers Ticket Purchase Required
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