Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival8th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 27 - May 9, 2009

Listen from the Nay - Dinle Neyden


Dinle Neyden

North America Premiere

Saturday, April 4    12:30 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Directed by Jacques Deschamps

Written by Ayse Sasa, Ismail Eren

Cast: Ahu Türkpence, Alican Yücesoy, Emin Olcay, Metin Hara, Lale Mansur, Burhan Öcal, Jean Benguigui, Gülsah Sahin

35mm / 2008 / 100 min.
In Turkish and French with English subtitles


The film “Separations” reflects, from a historical perspective, the emotions and thoughts of the Ottoman governing elite that was searching for accord in East-West relations.

The story, brought to life with rich characters selected from the Ottoman political and mystical world, is set just before the 1798 Egyptian campaign of General Bonaparte and tells the efforts of the Turkish and French representatives to continue peaceful relations in meetings held in historical locations in Istanbul. Mustafa Nuri Pasha, who is at the center of these efforts, is at the same time a Mevlevi Dede, thus representing the culture and rich intellectual world of the Mevlevihane. Against this historical background a relationship starts to blossom between the Palace physician and a lady’s maid Gülnihal Kalfa.



  • Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (2008)
  • Ankara International Film Festival (2008)



Jacques Deschamps1980 IDHEC film school graduate Jacques Deschamps directed several short films
before directing films and documentaries for television (La Sept, Arte, France 3, Canal Plus),
including: La Ville d’Hugo (1986) and Le Retour d’Hugo (1989); Le Regard ébloui(1987), a
documentary about the blind photographer Evgen Bavcar; Une leçon particulière de musique
avec Yuri Bashmet
  (1991) and Le Vent (1994). His first theatrical feature, Méfie-toi de l'eau qui
won Best First Feature and Youth Jury prizes at the 1996 Venice Film Festival.



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