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

 Tribute to Atif Yilmaz:

BORROWED BRIDE   (Egreti Gelin)

New England Premiere




Sunday, April 8    3:40pm    
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston


Directed by Atif Yilmaz

Written by Atif Yilmaz and Gul Dirican based on Sukran Kozali’s novel, "Muziksiz Kadinlar"

Cast: Mujde Ar, Metin Akpinar, Nurgul Yesilcay, Onur Unsal, Fikret Hakan, Fusun Demirel, Sevket Coruh, Eylem Yildiz, Nilufer Aydan, Mehmet Esen, Esra Aymutlu, Pinar Ogun, Kivanc Baskan, Hakki Gulturk 

2006, 117 min.  
In Turkish with English subtitles

The story of "Borrowed Bride" suggests, until the 1930's, experienced women, under strict rules, were hired, or "borrowed", to prepare young men for marriage. Atif Yilmaz's film on the subject caused controversy in Turkey and started a fierce debate on whether the tradition of borrowed brides even existed. Emine, while waiting for her lover to be released from prison, is offered the job of preparing an Aegean town mayor's virginal son, Ali, for marriage. As she tutors the young man, the pair fall in love. Aware of the impasse, Emine struggles to keep to the borrowed brides' code, but Ali is defiant and refuses to relent to his family's plans for his marriage. The film brings together Turkish cinema's legendary stars such as 1980's beauty queen Mujde Ar, along with Fikret Hakan, Metin Akpinar, and Nilufer Aydan with a younger generation of actors. Nurgul Yesilcay portrays an unforgettable character as "Emine". Borrowed Bride was Atif Yilmaz's 114th film, and sadly, his last. The director passed away in May 2006 at the age of eighty.

Festivals and Awards: 
Istanbul Film Festiva (2005)l: Non-competition section
Adana Film Festival (2005): 
Best Music: Atilla Ozdemiroglu, 
Best Upcoming Actress: Eylem Yildiz
Best Upcoming Actor: Onur Unsal
Osian's-Cinefan Festival of Asian Cinema, India (2005): Special Screenings
Alexandria Film Festival, Egypt (2005)
  Director ATIF YILMAZ:

Atif Yilmaz was born in 1926 in Mersin, He studied Law and Fine Arts in Istanbul University. After working as a film critic, scriptwriter and assistant director, he made his first film The Bloody Cry in 1951. He directed 114 films over a period of 50 years. He won national and international awards and his films have been screened in retrospectives in various international festivals.  Turkish cinema lost its legendary filmmaker in May 2006 as he passed away at the age of eighty, leaving behind unforgettable films. Boston Turkish Film Festival pays tribute...

Egreti Gelin / Borrowed Bride 2005
Eylul Firtinasi / After the Fall 1999
Nihavend Mucize 1997

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