Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival6th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 29 - May 13, 2007

 MY FATHER AND MY SON   (Babam ve Oglum)

New England Premiere

  

 

 

Sunday, April 8    1:30pm    
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

 

Directed and written by Cagan Irmak 

Cast: Fikret Kuskan, Cetin Tekindor, Humeyra, Serif Sezer, Ozge Ozberk, Binnur Kaya, Ege Tanman, Yetkin Dikinciler
2005, 108 min.  35mm.
In Turkish with English subtitles
Young Deniz, who lost his mother during the 1980 military coup, journeys to an Aegean farm with his father Sadik  to meet his grandfather Huseyin Efendi for the first time. Huseyin Efendi disowned his son years ago, disapproving of his political activities, but Sadik has returned to entrust his own son to the grandfather's care. Deniz suddenly finds himself in the middle of a loud, eccentric family where everyone speaks at once. In addition to the feuding men, Deniz meets the farm's handmaids: an angry aunt, a fabulous tractor-driving grandma who communicates using a walkie-talkie, and a bride decked in bracelets from wrist to neck. While Sadik is in town trying to reconcile with a country he fought for, with his sweetheart, and with himself, Deniz explores the farm and begins to melt the ice between his father and his grandfather. 
Festivals and Awards: 
38th Turkish Film Critics Association (SIYAD) Awards: 
Best Film 
Best Director 
Best Screenplay 
Best Actress: Humeyra
Best Actor: Cetin Tekindor 
Best Supporting Actress: Serif Sezer
     
  Director CAGAN IRMAK:

Cagan Irmak was born in 1970 in Seferihisar, Izmir. He graduated in 1992 from the Ege University Faculty of Communications with a degree on television. He received the prestigious "Sedat Simavi Awards" with two short films "Masal" (The Tale) and "Kurban" (The Sacrifice)  which he filmed while he was still a student. Beginning in 1992, he worked in cinema as assistant to many well-known directors, such as Orhan Oguz, Mahinur Ergin, Filiz Kaynak, Yusuf Kurcenli. He was awarded first prize by IFSAK for "Bana Old and Wise'i Cal" (Play me Old and Wise), which he also wrote. In 1999 he wrote and directed two TV projects,  Gunaydin Istanbul Kardes (Good Morning Brother Istanbul) and Cilekli Pasta (Strawberry Cake). In the same time period, he also starts directing the popular TV series, "Sasifelek Cikmazi" and he writes the screenplay for 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. Finally, he worked as the director of a very popular TV series "Asmali Konak" which brought him around 20 awards. He also wrote to screenplays, "Karanlikta Biri Var" and "Pencereden Kar Geliyor", both of which have been made into films. Irmak took part as an actor in the 2000 production, "Beni Unutma".  Cagan Irmak's 2004 film "Mustafa Hakkinda Hersey" (All About Mustafa) was screened in the 5th Boston Turkish Film Festival in 2006.

 

Filmography as Director:
Ulak (filming) 2007

Asmali Konak  (TV Series)

2002
Kabuslar Evi - Hayal-i Cihan  2006

Bana Sans Dile 

2001
Kabuslar Evi - Son Dans 2006

Cilekli Pasta (TV)

2000
Kabuslar Evi - Takip 2006

Sasifelek Cikmasi  (TV Series)

2000
Babam ve Oglum / My Father and My Son 2005

Gunaydin Istanbul Kardes (TV Mini-Series)

1999
Mustafa Hakkinda Hersey / All About Mustafa 2004

Bana Old and Wise'i Cal

1998
Cemberimde Gul Oya  (TV Mini-Series) 2004  
 

 

 
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