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

 INTERNATIONAL (Beynelmilel)

New England Premiere





Festivals and Awards: 

* Istanbul International Film Festival (2007): Best Actress (Özgü Namal), Special Jury Prize/National Competition
* Ankara International Film Festival (2007): Best Film, Best Screenplay
* 6th Pune International Film Festival, India (2007): Best Male Actor (Cezmi Baskın)
* Thessaloniki Film Festival (2007), Greece: Audience Award
* Moscow International Film Festival, Russia (2007)
* Cleveland International Film Festival, USA (2008)
* Tiburon International Film Festival, USA (2008)



Directed by Sirri Sureyya Onder and Muharrem Gulmez

Written by Sirri Sureyya Onder

Cast: Cezmi Baskin, Özgü Namal, Umut Kurt, Nazmi Kirik, Bahri Beyat, Meral Okay, Dilber Ay, Sahin Irmak, Oktay Kaynarca, Burak Tamdogan

2006, 106 minutes, 35mm.
In Turkish with English subtitles 


Set in Adıyaman, the business for a group of local musicians hits rock bottom due to curfew laws implemented in 1982. The solutions they seek end up with the group in jail. The region’s martial law commander puts a twist to the story when he decides to create a ‘modern orchestra’ with the local musicians. The orchestra is asked to prepare a welcoming ceremony for the military council’s visit to the town. There is yet another group who is eagerly waiting for the arrival of the council: the activist university students lead by Haydar, a political science student, and Gülendam, the daughter of the new local orchestra chief plan a protest during the welcoming ceremony. The military law and the local orchestra on one side and the protesters on the other, unexpected events are about to unfold during the ceremony.



SIRRI SÜREYYA ÖNDER was born in Adıyaman, Turkey in 1962. He works as a scriptwriter, story constructor and consultant for feature films and television series. He currently teaches writing and story construction at the Istanbul based scriptwriting center, “Senaryo Stüdyosu”. International is his first feature film as both a writer and director. He recently adapted the script for “Bliss / Mutluluk” which is also screened at the 7th Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival.
MUHARREM GÜLMEZ was born in Ankara in 1968. He graduated from the Film and Television Department of Dokuz Eylül University in Izmir. Since 1990, he has worked as assistant director and producer for many local and international feature films and television series. “International” is his debut feature film.


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