Now in its 18th year, the Boston Turkish Film Festival continues its tradition of highlighting emerging and established Turkish filmmakers. This year’s program features several appearances by guest directors and a number of films making their US premiere. The festival opens with Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s The Wild Pear Tree, which had its world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and was Turkey’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2019 Academy Awards. Rounding out the program is a Turkish cinema classic from the 1970s, The Bus, and Tolga Karaçelik’s Butterflies, winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize.

Join us for a special screening on March 24 of award-winning films from the Boston Turkish Festival’s Documentary and Short Film Competition, which celebrated its 13th year in 2018, followed by a panel discussion.

All films are in Turkish with English subtitles, unless otherwise noted. Organized by Erkut Gömülü, founder and director of the Boston Turkish Film Festival.

Audience

Adults

Ticket Required


In This Series

Film

The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci)
March 21, 2019
6:30 pm9:50 pm

Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (2018, 188 min.). Digital.

Film

The Bus (Otobüs)
March 22, 2019
5:00 pm7:00 pm

Directed by Tunç Okan (1976, 75 min.). Digital.

Film

Plane Tree (Çınar)
March 22, 2019
7:30 pm9:40 pm

Directed by Mustafa Karadeniz (2017, 100 min.). Digital.

Film

Winners of the Boston Turkish Festival’s Documentary and Short Film...
March 24, 2019
11:00 am2:00 pm

Various directors.

Film

Plane Tree (Çınar)
March 24, 2019
2:30 pm4:40 pm

Directed by Mustafa Karadeniz (2017, 100 min.). Digital.

Film Still: Let the Kid Play

Film

Let the Kid Play (Bırakın Çocuk Oynasın)
March 27, 2019
4:00 pm6:00 pm

Directed by Hacı Mehmet Duranoğlu and Atalay Taşdiken (2018, 112 min.). Documentary. Digital.

Film

Trust (Güven)
March 27, 2019
6:30 pm8:30 pm

Directed by Sefa Öztürk (2018, 100 min.). Digital.

Film

Debt (Borç)
March 28, 2019
5:00 pm6:45 pm

Directed by Vuslat Saraçoğlu (2018, 95 min.). Digital.

Film

Family Matters (Aile Arasında)
March 28, 2019
7:30 pm9:45 pm

Directed by Ozan Açıktan (2017, 124 min.). Digital.

Film

The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci)
March 29, 2019
6:30 pm9:50 pm

Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (2018, 188 min.). Digital.

Film

Trust (Güven)
March 30, 2019
1:00 pm2:40 pm

Directed by Sefa Öztürk (2018, 100 min.). Digital.

Film

Family Matters (Aile Arasında)
March 30, 2019
3:30 pm5:45 pm

Directed by Ozan Açıktan (2017, 124 min.). Digital.

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