Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival7th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 27 - May 11, 2008

March 27 - May 11, 2008

 ADAM AND THE DEVIL (Adem'in Trenleri)

North America Premiere






Festivals and Awards: 

* SIYAD (Turkish Film Critics Association) Awards, Istanbul, Turkey (2007): Best Supporting Actress (Derya Alabora)
* Canberra International Film Festival, Australia (2007)
* Taormina Film Festival, Italy (2007)
* Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey (2007)
* Golden Orange Film Festival, Antalya, Turkey (2007)



Directed by Baris Pirhasan

Written by Ismail Doruk

Cast: Nurgül Yesilcay, Cem Özer, Derya Alabora, Erkan Tasdögen

2007, 100 minutes, 35mm.
In Turkish with English subtitles 


“Doing good deeds to secure a place in heaven is all that a man of faith seeks in life. And it is something that all religions encourage. But doing good to this end also implies ambition an overriding sense of purpose and arrogance.” These words of director Barış Pirhasan are perfectly projected in the protagonist of the film, İmam Hasan. Arriving with his ultimately shy wife and young daughter in the small and close-knit community of a remote railway station, the man strikes us “first as cruel, then as blessed and finally as pathetic”. The station staff and their families soon discover the secrets of the new arrivals, who shy from making friends with the community and seem to have little affection even for each other. But the eponymous Adem, who strikes up a friendship with the imam’s daughter, sees and hears everything and blithely relays it into the community. The imam, it turns out, married Hacer out of pity when she was dumped, pregnant, by the man she loved – a good deed perhaps, but the family dynamics have always stopped them being accepted in society (…) With all the positive qualities of an independent film, Adam and The Devil deals with universal concepts such as faith, morality, integrity and compassion and reaches out to a wide audience through its touching love story. – Alin Tasciyan



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