Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival5th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 30 - April 28, 2006

ALL ABOUT MUSTAFA ( Mustafa Hakkinda Hersey )

U.S.  Premiere

 

Directed by Cagan Irmak
 
Cast: Fikret Kuskan, Basak Koklukaya, Nejat Isler, Serif Sezer
 
2004, 119 minutes
 
In Turkish with English subtitles  
 
 
Screening Date: Saturday - April 8, 2006 at 2:15 p.m.  
 

 

Festivals and Awards:

  • FIPRESCI Annual Critics' Awards (2004)
  • Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival Best Music-Original Song (2004)

 

Synopsis:

Life is great for Mustafa: he has a good job, a great wife and a lovely child. He thinks it's all going to last forever but then his wife is killed in a car accident and everything is turned upside down. His anger and frustration grow because there was someone else in the car who survived: Fikret. Mustafa begins to spy on him but things spiral out of control and eventually Mustafa must face his past.

 

About the Director: Cagan Irmak

He was born in 1970 in Izmir, Seferihisar. He received his bachelor's degree from the Aegean University in Izmir on radio-television. He was awarded the Sedat Simavi Award for his short "Masal" (Tale) and "Kurban" (Sacrifice), when he was still a student. He started his cinema carrier as assistant director, working with distinguished directors such as Orhan Oguz, Mahinur Ergun, Filiz Kaynak, and Yusuf Kurcenli. In 1998, he received first prize of IFSAK with his short film "Bana 'Old and Wise'i Cal" (Play me Old and Wise) which he both wrote and directed. In 1999, he wrote and directed "Gunaydin Istanbul Kardes" (Good morning brother Istanbul) and "Cilekli Pasta" (Strawberry Cake) for television. In the same period, he directed "Sasifelek Cikmazi", a TV series written by Mahinur Ergun and wrote the screenplay of another TV film "Bir Ask Hikayesi" (A Love Story). He wrote and directed his first feature film, "Bana Sans Dile" (Wish Me Luck) in 2001. His success in TV series, "Asmali Konak", which had been one of the most watched programs and brought him about 20 awards from various institutions as its director, was followed by another acclaimed TV series "Cemberimde Gul Oya". His recently released feature film, "Babam ve Oglum" (My Father and My Son), has become a blockbuster in the Turkish movie theaters and received many positive remarks by the movie critics. 
 
Filmography:
 
Babam ve Oglum (2005)
Cemberimde Gul Oya (TV series, 2004)
All About Mustafa (Mustafa Hakkinda Hersey, 2003)
Asmali Konak (TV Series, 2002)
Bana Sans Dile (2001)
Sasifelek Cikmazi (TV Series, 2001)
Cilekli Pasta (TV Film, 1999)
Gunaydin Istanbul Kardes (TV Film, 1999)
Bana 'Old and Wise'i Cal (Short, 1998)
Kurban (Short)
Masal (Short)

 

 

 
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