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 Zeki Demirkubuz

Cast: Taner Birsel, Başak Köklükaya

2001 / 91 min. / In Turkish with English subtitles

Saturday, April 19, 2003, 1:00 p.m.

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


Harun, a rich and successful engineer, learns of the betrayal of his wife Nilgün. However, as he does not want to believe it, or else in order not to lose the beautiful wife that he is still in love with, he does not face this situation in the beginning, and does not tell his wife what he knows. However, time is heavy and painful in passing, and uncertainty is unbearable. When he finally decides to have a face off and have his wife confess everything, a long night of "interrogation" starts. While the couple, married for seven years, advance in the darkness of being human, it becomes impossible to identify who's who. Begging turns into violence, tears mix with screams. When morning comes, everything is over and Harun is face to face with the "truth" that he has been seeking for such a long time. However, this is not the truth of his wife's betrayal, but that of his betrayal of his best friend ago.

"There is not much drawback to living without a knowledge as to whom we are, what we are living through, without getting curious of truth. We can even say that this may prove to be good for people of our day. On the other hand, the opposite has many drawbacks. First of all, time passes heavily and painfully. Nothing seems to suffice. But the worst is at the end. After such a long road taken, there is neither a new place to reach nor any new thing to understand. We feel ourselves betrayed and like shit. But if there is no possibility of some other thing happening and if I do not now this, or do not deceive myself, I think that it is worth everything even to live through this pain. Otherwise I wouldn't dare to make five films on "empty obsessions" like evil and hopelessness in a world where such big and fantastic stories are lived through, a world so full of such meaningful and lofty values." - Zeki Demirkubuz



Born in Isparta in 1964. He has graduated from the Department of Communications at Istanbul University. He began his film career as an assistant to director Zeki Ökten in 1986 and worked as assistant director until making "Block C", his first feature film, in 1994. His following films, “Innocence” (1997) and “The Third Page” (1999) won many awards. He directed FATE and CONFESSION, the first two films of his “Tales About Darkness” trilogy, in 2001.  

Last year, both Fate and Confession were shown at the sidebar competition at the Cannes Film Festival, marking the first time ever two features by the same director were screened in one year. 




1994  C Blok / Block C

1997  Masumiyet / Innocence

1999  Üçüncü Sayfa / The Third Page

2001  Yazgı / Fate

          İtiraf / Confession


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