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.
In This Series
7:30 pm – 9:50 pm
İftarlık Gazoz by Yüksel Aksu (2016, 109 min.).
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Là où Atilla Passe by Onur Karaman (2015, 92 min.).
8:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Mavi Bisiklet by Ümit Köreken (2016, 93 min.).
12:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Yarım by Çağıl Nurhak Aydoğdu (2015, 97 min.).
3:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Annemin Yarası by Ozan Açıktan (2016, 125 min.).
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Kötü Kedi Şerafettin by Mehmet Kurtuluş and Ayşe Ünal (2015, 82 min.).
7:30 pm – 9:05 pm
Yemekteydik ve Karar Verdim by Görkem Yeltan (2015, 84 min.).
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mezarcı by Talip Karamahmutoğlu (2017, 110 min.).
7:30 pm – 9:25 pm
Kasap Havası by Çiğdem Sezgin (2015, 103 min.).
4:30 pm – 6:55 pm
Yazı Tura by Uğur Yücel (2004, 102 min.).
7:30 pm – 9:40 pm
Muhsin Bey by Yavuz Turgul (1987, 98 min.).
11:30 am – 2:30 pm