Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival2nd ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
April 16 - April 26, 2003

Baska Dilde Ask - Love in Another Language



Director Present

Written and Directed by Buket Alakuş

Cast: David Akhavan, Tayfun Bademsoy, Jülide Girişken, Nursel Köse

2001 / 81 min. / In German and Turkish with English subtitles

Thursday, April 17, 2003, 8:00 p.m.

Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston


A film inspired by director Buket Alakuş's own mother, My Mother is about a woman Alakuş describes as having "the passion of Sophia Loren, the pride of Anna Magnani, the self-sacrificing love of Mother Theresa and the stubbornness of a country mule." The film tells the story of a Turkish cleaning woman in Germany who breaks with her traditional way of life in order to save her son from drugs - and discovers her own strengths and the joys of living along the way. Described as a "brilliant feature debut".


Buket Alakuş was born in 1971 in Istanbul. After finishing her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin in 1995, she studied Film Directing at Hamburg University's Institute of Theater, Music and Film from 1996-98. Her films include: the shorts Schluessel (1996), Tango (1997) and Kısmet (1998). Her film Schluessel received the First Prize for Best Main Actress at the Festival Mondial du Cinéma de Courts Métrages in Belgium and First Prize for Best Screenplay at the Festival Donne in Corto Transeurope in Italy. She had her feature debut in 2001 with Anam.



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