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: Serdar Orçin, Zeynep Tokuş, Engin Günaydın, Demir Karahan

2001 / 120 min. / In Turkish with English subtitles

Friday, April 18, 2003, 7:30 p.m.

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


Musa who works as a bookkeeper in the customs office, believes in the emptiness and absurdity of life. He doesn't struggle to change his life; he lets himself to the flow of events because he thinks that it all leads to the same end. The death of his mother doesn't affect him. Although he loves her, her death even makes him joyful. In order not to decide himself, he marries with a girl whom he doesn't like, but just because she wants to. Whereas in his world, people deal with their fate with their own will and power. Musa is arrested for the death of a mother and her two kids. However, he doesn't give any reaction to this event, either...

The first film of Zeki Demirkubuz's "Tales About Darkness" trilogy, FATE, inspired by Albert Camus' famous novel "Stranger", describes the story of a person who feels guilty without any reason and rejects to use his will.

"All my life, I always wanted to express my feeling of guilt and my hatred towards the privileged and to those who are seeking privilege only." – 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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