The MFA Film Program and Turkish American Cultural Society of New England are proud to present a selection of documentaries and short films as a part of the 19th Annual Boston Turkish Festival's Documentary & Short Film Competition. The first of its kind in North America, this competition has received remarkable international attention. More than 40 films will be screened in this year's program at the MFA and at Boston University (Nov 11-13). In addition to “Best Documentary" and "Best Short Film" selected by the jury, the audience will also vote for their favorites. In this rare opportunity, film enthusiasts in Boston will be able to explore works of the young filmmakers first hand. For more information about the films and program visit: www.BostonTurkishFestival.org.
All films are in English or with English subtitles.
Haden Guest, Director, Harvard Film Archive
Peter Keough, Film Critic
Carter Long, Katharine Stone White Curator of Film & Video, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Winter SleepNovember 7, 2014
6:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (2014, 196 min.). Don’t miss the Boston premiere from one of the most admired directors in international cinema...
Kamilet and A Dream School in the SteppesNovember 8, 2014
12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Kamilet by İlkay Nişancı (30 min.). Travel with Erkan Can, a young ecological beekeeper, though the Kamilet Valley. It has been declared by the World...
Jazz in TurkeyNovember 8, 2014
3:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Jazz in Turkey (Türkiye’de Caz) by Batu Akyol (100 min.). Jazz in Turkey explores the conditions, evolution, and interaction of Turkish jazz music...
Shorts Program: Storm, Stairs, A Perfect Day, 8 Months, The Face, The...November 14, 2014
5:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Storm (Fırtına) by Aydın Kapancık (27 min.). The film features three people living in a foreign land whose stories connect them to the places they...
Unburied in the Past preceded by The Last UrartianNovember 14, 2014
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Last Urartian (Son Urartulu) by Fuat Demirhan (8 min.). Mehmet Kuşman is one of the only 38 people who can speak the Urartian language and the...
Shorts Program: The Little Black Fish, Letters to Cyprus, My Uncle...November 15, 2014
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
The Little Black Fish (Küçük Kara Balık) by Özer Kesemen (15 min.). When Fulya finds out that her ex-husband is missing, she decides to look for his...