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.

For more information on the Boston Turkish Film Festival, visit bostonturkishfilmfestival.org.

Audience

Adults


In This Series

Film Still from 61 Days

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

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

Film Still: There Where Atilla Passes

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

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

Film Still: Blue Bicycle

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

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

Film Still: The Half

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

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

Film Still: My Mother's Wound

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

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

Film Still: Bad Cat

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Bad Cat
Wednesday, 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

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

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

Film Still: Private Cemetery

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

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

Film Still: Wedding Dance

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

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

Film Still: Toss Up

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

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

Film Still: Mr. Muhsin

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

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

Film Still: BTF Winners Docs

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

Various directors.

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