Film

The 18th Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival

March 21–April 7, 2019

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.

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In This Series

March 21, 2019
6:30 pm–9:50 pm

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

March 22, 2019
5:00 pm–7:00 pm

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

Film

March 22, 2019
7:30 pm–9:40 pm

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

Film

March 24, 2019
2:30 pm–4:40 pm

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

Film

March 27, 2019
4:00 pm–6:00 pm

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

Film

March 27, 2019
6:30 pm–8:30 pm

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

Film

March 28, 2019
5:00 pm–6:45 pm

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

Film

March 28, 2019
7:30 pm–9:45 pm

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

March 29, 2019
6:30 pm–9:50 pm

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

Film

March 30, 2019
1:00 pm–2:40 pm

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

Film

March 30, 2019
3:30 pm–5:45 pm

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