This year’s program continues the tradition of highlighting emerging and established Turkish filmmakers with several appearances by guest directors. Most of the films in the program make their North America or US premieres in the festival. The festival opens with 61 Days (İftarlık Gazoz), a charming story from the Aegean by filmmaker Yüksel Aksu. Acclaimed actor and director Uğur Yücel receives this year’s Boston Turkish Film Festival Excellence in Turkish Cinema Award at an ceremony following the screening of Mr. Muhsin (Muhsin Bey), a Turkish cinema classic. The festival concludes with prominent Turkish auteur Zeki Demirkubuz’s lastest film, Ember (Kor).

All films are in Turkish with English subtitles unless otherwise noted. Programmed by Erkut Gömülü, founder and director of the Boston Turkish Film Festival. Co-presented by the Turkish American Cultural Society of New England.

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In This Series

Film Still from 61 Days


Opening Night: 61 Days
March 16, 2017
7:30 pm9:50 pm

İftarlık Gazoz by Yüksel Aksu (2016, 109 min.).

Film Still: There Where Atilla Passes


There Where Atilla Passes
March 17, 2017
5:30 pm7:30 pm

Là où Atilla Passe by Onur Karaman (2015, 92 min.).

Film Still: Blue Bicycle


Blue Bicycle
March 17, 2017
8:00 pm9:45 pm

Mavi Bisiklet by Ümit Köreken (2016, 93 min.).

Film Still: The Half


The Half
March 19, 2017
12:30 pm2:20 pm

Yarım by Çağıl Nurhak Aydoğdu (2015, 97 min.).

Film Still: My Mother's Wound


My Mother’s Wound
March 19, 2017
3:00 pm5:15 pm

Annemin Yarası by Ozan Açıktan (2016, 125 min.).

Film Still: Bad Cat


Bad Cat
March 22, 2017
5:30 pm7:00 pm

Kötü Kedi Şerafettin by Mehmet Kurtuluş and Ayşe Ünal (2015, 82 min.).

Film Still: We Were Dining and I Decided


We Were Dining and I Decided
March 22, 2017
7:30 pm9:05 pm

Yemekteydik ve Karar Verdim by Görkem Yeltan (2015, 84 min.).

Film Still: Private Cemetery


Private Cemetery
March 23, 2017
5:00 pm7:00 pm

Mezarcı by Talip Karamahmutoğlu (2017, 110 min.).

Film Still: Wedding Dance


Wedding Dance
March 23, 2017
7:30 pm9:25 pm

Kasap Havası by Çiğdem Sezgin (2015, 103 min.).

Film Still: Toss Up


Toss Up
March 24, 2017
4:30 pm6:55 pm

Yazı Tura by Uğur Yücel (2004, 102 min.).

Film Still: Mr. Muhsin


Mr. Muhsin
March 24, 2017
7:30 pm9:40 pm

Muhsin Bey by Yavuz Turgul (1987, 98 min.).

Film Still: BTF Winners Docs


Winners of the 21st BTF Film Competition Awards for Documentaries
March 25, 2017
11:30 am2:30 pm

Various directors.