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This year’s program continues the tradition of highlighting emerging and established Turkish filmmakers with several appearances by guest directors. Most of the films make their North America or U.S. premieres at 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 latest film, Ember (Kor).

The award-winning films of the Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition, which celebrated its 11th year in 2016, will be screened followed by award presentation to directors, and a panel discussion, moderated by film critic Peter Keough.

Festival will continue with its music program until April 23rd.

All films are in Turkish with English subtitles unless otherwise noted.

Film program co-presented with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

ALL FILM SCREENINGS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON


 


2017 PROGRAM


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Opening Night
Thursday, March 16
7:30 pm


61 DAYS
İftarlık Gazoz

DIRECTOR YÜKSEL AKSU PRESENT

Q&A with the Director

Festival Opening Reception
with live music by Esthema

 

Friday, March 17
5:30 pm

THERE WHERE
ATILLA PASSES...
Là où Atilla passe...

 

Friday, March 17
8:00 pm

BLUE BICYCLE
Mavi Bisiklet

 

Sunday, March 19
12:30 pm

THE HALF
Yarım


 

 

 

Sunday, March 19
3:00 pm

MY MOTHER'S WOUND
Annemin Yarası


 

Wednesday, March 22
5:30 pm

BAD CAT
Kötü Kedi Şerafettin



 

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 22
7:30 pm

WE WERE DINING
AND I DECIDED
Yemekteydik ve
Karar Verdim

 

Thursday, March 23
5:00 pm

PRIVATE CEMETERY
Mezarcı

 

 

Thursday, March 23
7:30 pm

WEDDING DANCE
Kasap Havası


Friday, March 24
4:30 pm

TOSS UP
Yazı Tura

DIRECTOR UĞUR YÜCEL PRESENT

Q&A with the Director




Friday, March 24
7:30 pm

Mr. MUHSIN
Muhsin Bey

DIRECTOR UĞUR YÜCEL PRESENT

BTFF Excellence in
Turkish Cinema
Award Presentation

Reception with live music by
The Çay Party
following the screening


 

Saturday, March 25
11:30 am

BTF Documentary & Short Film Competition Winners

ISTANBUL NOTES
İstanbul Makamı
Best Documentary Award

BAKSI: FROM UTOPIA
TO REALITY
Baksı: Ütopyadan Gerçeğe

Best Documentary
Audience Award

 

 

Saturday, March 25
2:30 pm

BTF Documentary & Short Film Competition Winners

THE TRANSLATOR
Çevirmen

Best Short Film Award

THEN I WOKE UP
Sonra Uyandım

Best Short Film
Audience Award


Award Ceremony and
panel discussion after film screenings, moderated by
film critic Peter Keough

 

Sunday, March 26
12:00 pm


DON'T TELL ORHAN PAMUK
THAT HIS NOVEL SNOW IS
IN THE FILM I MADE ABOUT KARS

Orhan Pamuk'a Söylemeyin Kars'ta Çektiğim Filmde Kar Romanı da Var


 

 

 

 

Sunday, March 26
2:00 pm


SECOND CHANCE
İkinci Şans

 

Wednesday, March 29
5:00 pm


THE SEARCH ENGINE
Arama Motoru


 

 




 

Wednesday, March 29
7:30 pm


SEARCHING FOR A FILM
Bir Filmi Aramak

 

Thursday, March 30
5:00 pm


DRAGON TRAP
Ejder Kapanı

 

Thursday, March 30
7:30 pm

YOUNG WRESTLERS
Genç Pehlivanlar

 

 

Friday, March 31
7:00 pm

RAUF

 

Saturday, April 1
1:30 pm

LOCKSMITH'S DEBT
Küçük Esnaf

 

 

 

Saturday, April 1
4:00 pm

MY FATHER'S WINGS
Babamın Kanatları

DIRECTOR KIVANÇ SEZER PRESENT

Q&A with the Director


 

Sunday, April 2
1:00 pm

BAD CAT
Kötü Kedi Şerafettin

 

 

Sunday, April 2
3:00 pm

EMBER
Kor

DIRECTOR ZEKİ DEMİRKUBUZ PRESENT

Q&A with the Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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