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

Baska Dilde Ask - Love in Another Language


O da Beni Seviyor

Written and Directed by Barış Pirhasan

Cast: Ece Ekşi, Luk Piyes, Lale Mansur, Ayla Algan

2001 / 100 min. / In Turkish with English subtitles


Wednesday, April 16, 2003, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 26, 2003, 3:00 p.m.

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


In this coming-of-age story set in 1973, thirteen-year-old Esma is packed off to the country for the summer. Although the trip is meant as a punishment for doing poorly in school, Esma is overjoyed to find a soulmate in Saliha - the black sheep of the family who rebelled against an arranged marriage - and a potential boyfriend in a handsome 18-year-old local. But as the first stirrings of teenage love give way to the painful moment when one learns to distinguish between youthful dreams and bittersweet reality, some hard life lessons await Esma. The beautifully shot film, full of sumptuous landscapes and local Alevi culture, delivers a complex appraisal of village life and explores themes related to the massive urban migration of the 1970s.



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