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

 SATURN IN OPPOSITION   (Bir Omur Yetmez - Saturno Contro)

New England Premiere








Festivals and Awards: 

* David di Donatello Awards, Italy (2007): Best Supporting Actress (Ambra Angiolini)
* Nastro d’Argento, Italy (2007): Best Script, Best Actress (Margherita Buy), Best Supporting Actress (Ambra Angiolini), Best Song (Neffa) 


Directed by Ferzan Ozpetek

Written by Ferzan Ozpetek and Gianni Romoli

Cast: Pierfrancesco Favino, Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Serra Yilmaz

2007, 110 minutes, 35mm.
In Italian with English subtitles 

From the internationally acclaimed director Ferzan Özpetek comes “a sensitive exploration of the theme of friendship in the face of death” (Deborah Young, Variety). Two gay men – the dynamic Lorenzo and his life partner, successful writer Davide – are the center of a lively group of friends who regularly meet for dinner and gossip. In their group are Antonio and Angelica, a married couple with children; sunny cokehead Roberta; Davide’s acerbic ex, Sergio; their equally biting friend, Neval and her policeman husband; along with newcomer Paolo. 


Ferzan Ozpetek was born in Istanbul and moved to Italy in 1978 to study at La Sapienza University in Rome. He worked for a time with Julian Beck and the Living Theatre, and started his cinema career as an assistant director on Italian films, notably with director, Maurizio Ponzi. He made his feature directorial debut with Hamam (1997) and followed that with Harem Suaré (1999). His next film, Le Fate Ignoranti (His Secret Life a.k.a. Ignorant Fairies) (2001), garnered notice on the international film scene, winning the award for Best Feature at the 2002 New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Facing Windows won the David Award for Best Film, and Ozpetek was awarded the Scholars Jury Award for his direction. Ozpetek also won awards from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists (Best Original Story, with Gianni Romoli) and the Karlovy Very International Film Festival in the Czech Republic (Best Director, Crystal Globe).


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