This year’s program continues the tradition of highlighting emerging and established Turkish filmmakers with several appearances by guest directors. The festival opens on March 22 with the stormy psychological drama Sideway (Yol Kenarı), followed by a discussion with director Tayfun Pirselimoğlu and a ceremony honoring actor, author, and director Ercan Kesal with this year’s Boston Turkish Film Festival Excellence in Turkish Cinema Award. Many films in the program will make their US premiers, including the latest works by acclaimed directors Reha Erdem and Derviş Zaim, Big Big World and Dream. Fatih Akin’s In the Fade is winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film and the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. The festivities will conclude with Ayla: The Daughter of War, a heartwarming film that is Turkey’s official entry for the 90th Academy Awards.

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 their official website.


In This Series

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Opening Night: Sideway (Yol Kenarı)
March 22, 2018
6:30 pm9:15 pm

Directed by Tayfun Pirselimoğlu (2017, 119 min.). Digital.

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Gone with the Hazelnuts (Fındıktan Sonra)
March 23, 2018
7:00 pm9:40 pm

Directed by Ercan Kesal (2018, 43 min.). Digital.

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Rosso Istanbul (İstanbul Kırmızısı)
March 24, 2018
12:00 pm2:05 pm

Directed by Ferzan Özpetek (2017, 114 min.). Digital.

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Big Big World (Koca Dünya)
March 24, 2018
2:30 pm4:20 pm

Directed by Reha Erdem (2016, 101 min.). Digital.

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The Guest (Aleppo-Istanbul)
March 25, 2018
12:00 pm1:30 pm

Directed by Andaç Haznedaroğlu (2017, 85 min.). Digital.

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Ayla: The Daughter of War
March 25, 2018
2:00 pm4:15 pm

Directed by Sıtkı Can Ulkay (2017, 124 min.). Digital.

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Murtaza
March 28, 2018
7:00 pm8:45 pm

Directed by Özgür Sevimli (2017, 93 min.).

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Nublu: Music of Now
March 30, 2018
5:00 pm6:25 pm

Directed by Sercan Sezgin (2017, 73 min.). Digital.

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Sour Apples (Ekşi Elmalar)
March 30, 2018
7:00 pm9:05 pm

Directed by Yılmaz Erdoğan (2016, 114 min.). Digital.

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Rosso Istanbul (İstanbul Kırmızısı)
March 31, 2018
12:00 pm2:05 pm

Directed by Ferzan Özpetek (2017, 114 min.). Digital.

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The Smell of Money (Paranın Kokusu)
March 31, 2018
2:30 pm4:40 pm

Directed by Ahmet Boyacıoğlu (2018, 100 min.). Digital.

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In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts)
March 31, 2018
6:30 pm8:30 pm

Directed by Fatih Akın (2017, 105 min.). Digital.

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