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

 ICE CREAM, I SCREAM  (Dondurmam Gaymak)

New England Premiere


Thursday, March 29    7:45pm    
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston


Directed and written by Yuksel Aksu
Cast: Turan Ozdemir, "People of Mugla"
2006, 100 min.  35mm.
In Turkish with English subtitles
Filmed with a cast of mostly non-professional locals in the Aegean city of Mugla, Ice Cream, I Scream (Dondurmam Gaymak) begins as independent, every-jubilant ice cream peddler Ali is having a nightmare. His efforts to make a television ad that will allow him to survive the cutthroat competition from multinational ice cream brands are being sabotaged. How can he go on? But he buys a brand-new yellow motorbike and peddles his sweets through town, forever chased by local boys who want free ice cream. The final straw comes when his bike is stolen. Ali accuses his competitors of the theft and begins relentlessly questioning them. All the while the troublemaking boys are having a grand time – and tummy aches. Ice Cream, I Scream is an entertaining commentary on how hard it is for the independent businessman to survive in the Wal-Mart world. 

Except the leading actor Turan Ozdemir, a member of Mugla Municipality Theater, all of the roles are played by the locals of Mugla. An authentic, hearty and warm comedy from the beautiful Aegean people.

Festival opening reception follows the screening.


Festivals and Awards:
HBO/U.S. Comedy Arts Festival: Best Foreign Language Film (March 2007)
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2007
Queens Film Festival, New York (Best Director, Best Comedy) 2006
Istanbul Film Festival (Special Jury Prize) 2006
Turkey's Official Submission for the 79th Academy Awards 2006
Submission from Turkey for Golden Globes 2006
Golden Cocoon Film Festival, Adana (Special Jury Prize, People's Jury Special Prize, Best Actor) 2006
Golden Orange Film Festival (Special Screening) 2006



Filmography as director:
Dondurmam Gaymak (feature film) 2005
Buyuk Yalan (TV series) 2004
Bir Dilim Ask (TV series) 2004
Pilli Bebek (TV series) 2003
Yasemince (TV series) 2002, 1999
Yilan Hikayesi (TV series) 2001, 2000


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