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

 FOG AND THE NIGHT   (Sis ve Gece)

North America Premiere

  

 

 
  

 

      

 

Festivals and Awards: 

*Ankara International Film Festival (2007): Best Supporting Actor (İlyas Salman), Best Cinematography 
* Istanbul International Film Festival (2007)
 

Wednesday, April 2    8:30 pm    
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

 

Directed by Turgut Yasalar

Written by Turgut Yasalar based on a novel by Ahmet Umit

Cast: Ugur Polat, Selma Ergec, Ayten Uncuoglu, Kemal Bekir, Tülay Günal, Sinan Albayrak, Ilyas Salman, Yetkin Dikinciler


2007, 90 minutes, 35mm.
In Turkish with English subtitles 

 

Fog and the Night is the story of a disillusioned secret service agent and his search for the missing young lover who has disrupted his orderly existence as a ‘family father’. An introvert as his profession demands and hopeless at expressing his feelings, Sedat is consumed by guilt after failing to solve the murder of his chief and close friend. His faith in the secret service is shaken as he witnesses the machinations at play both within the organization and between the organization and the state. Meanwhile, as he tries to find his lover who goes missing after falling for a former militant, he doesn’t shy from using the dirtiest methods of his profession. Fog and the Night was faithfully adapted from the psychological-political thriller by Ahmet Ümit, one of Turkey’s foremost crime writers. With a chilling mood of mystery befitting the title, the film is a far cry from the kind of crime thrillers that rely on heavy action, overblown dialogue and interlocking stories to engage audiences. Reputed for his debut feature Leopard’s Tail, director Turgut Yasalar creates a film that expertly combines mounting tension and murder with passionate love and anarchic action. – Alin Tasciyan

  

 

     
  Director TURGUT YASALAR:

 


Turgut Yasalar began his career as a journalist in 1976 and worked in several newspapers as correspondent and editor. He began working in the advertising business as a copy writer in 1986, and continued as copy writer, creative director, assistant director and director in several commercials. 

Filmography:

Fog and the Night / Sis ve Gece (2007)
Lise Defteri (2003, TV Series)
Koltuk Sevdası (2001, TV Series)
Nisan Yağmuru (2000, TV Series)
Can Dostum (1998, TV Film)
Leopard’s Tail / Leoparın Kuyruğu (1997)
Çılgın Bediş (1995, TV Series)

 

 
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