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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 22nd with Sideway (Yol Kenarı) followed by a discussion with director Tayfun Pirselimoğlu and a ceremony honoring actor, author, screenplay writer and director Ercan Kesal with this year's Excellence in Turkish Cinema Award. A reception and a musical performance by world fusion ensemble Esthema concludes the opening night.

Many films in the program will make their U.S. premiers including the latest works by acclaimed directors Reha Erdem and Derviş Zaim, Big Big World (Koca Dünya) and Dream (Rüya). Fatih Akin's In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) is the winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film and the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. The festival will conclude with Ayla, a heartwarming film that is Turkey's official entry for the 90th Academy 

The award-winning films of the Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition, which celebrated its 12th year in 2017 will be screened on April 1st  followed by a panel discussion.  

 

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Sideway - Yol Kenari   Ercan Kesal


OPENING NIGHT
Thursday, March 22
6:30 pm

SIDEWAY
Yol Kenari

Director Tayfun Pirselimoğlu PresentQ&A with the Director

 


OPENING NIGHT
Thursday, March 22

Excellence in Turkish Cinema Award Presentation to actor, author, screenplay writer and director Ercan Kesal

Festival Opening Reception
with a musical performance by world fusion group Esthema

Yellow Heat - Sari Sicak After the Hazelnuts - Findiktan Sonra Rosso Istanbul - Istanbul Kirmizisi

Friday, March 23
7:00 pm

YELLOW HEAT
Sarı Sıcak

Preceding "Gone
with the Hazelnuts"


Friday, March 23
7:00 pm

GONE WITH THE HAZELNUTS
Fındıktan Sonra

Director Ercan Kesal Present
Q&A with the Director

Following screening of Yellow Heat


Saturday, March 24
12:00 pm


Big Big World - Koca Dunya The Guest - Misafir Ayla


Saturday, March 24
2:30 pm

BIG BIG WORLD
Koca Dünya


Sunday, March 25
12:00 pm


Sunday, March 25
2:00 pm

AYLA
The Daughter of War

 

Murtaza Nublu Sour Apples - Eksi Elmalar

Wednesday, March 28
7:00 pm

MURTAZA

Friday, March 30
5:00 pm

NUBLU: MUSIC OF NOW

Friday, March 30
7:00 pm

SOUR APPLES
Ekşi Elmalar


Rosso Istanbul - Istanbul Kirmizisi The Smell of Money - Paranin Kokusu In the Fade - Aus dem Nichts

Saturday, March 31
12:00 pm

ROSSO ISTANBUL
İstanbul Kırmızısı


Saturday, March 31
2:30 pm

THE SMELL OF MONEY
Paranın Kokusu


Saturday, March 31
6:30 pm


The Smell of Money - Paranin Kokusu The Well - Kuyu Scrabble


Sunday, April 1
11:30 am

THE SMELL OF MONEY
Paranın Kokusu

 


Sunday, April 1
2:00 pm

BTF Documentary & Short Film Competition Winners

HERMANA

THE BORDER | Hudut

THE WELL | Kuyu

SCRABBLE


Sunday, April 1
2:00 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION
AFTER FILM SCREENINGS, MODERATED BY
FILM CRITIC PETER KEOUGH

In the Fade - Aus dem Nichts What a Crush - Ailecek Saskiniz Big Big World - Koca Dunya

 

Wednesday, April 4
7:00 pm

IN THE FADE
Aus dem Nichts


Friday, April 6
7:00 pm

WHAT A CRUSH
Ailecek Şaşkınız



Saturday, April 7
12:30 pm

BIG BIG WORLD
Koca Dünya

Dream - Ruya Sour Apples - Eksi Elmalar Ayla


Saturday, April 7
3:00 pm

DREAM
Rüya

Director Derviş Zaim Present

Q&A with the Director

 


Sunday, April 8
12:30 pm

SOUR APPLES
Ekşi Elmalar


Sunday, April 8
3:00 pm

AYLA
The Daughter War


MUSIC PROGRAM

 

 

Burak Besir

 

 

 

 

Friday, April 13
8:00 pm

BURAK BEŞİR, Flute
Recital & Album Release
"Passion"

WATCH VIDEO Youtube

 
Yarkin Duo Yarkin Duo Hande Dalkilic


Thursday, April 19
6:00 pm

WORKSHOP
Makams, Scales, Forms and
Rhythmic Patterns in Turkish Music


Friday, April 20
8:00 pm

Concert
THE YARKIN DUO
"One"

Nağme Yarkın, Classical /
Istanbul Kemençe
Baturay Yarkın, Piano

WATCH VIDEO Youtube


Saturday, April 21
8:00 pm

Recital
HANDE DALKILIÇ, piano

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

For film screenings, discount tickets are available for seniors, students, and MFA members. Students of the area universities can benefit from $5.00 special ticket price, with the exception of the opening night on Thursday, March 22nd. Please click here for a list of eligible universities.

Music program is co-presented with Boston University Howard Thurman Center.

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