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

Kayip Zaman Dusleri - The Dreams of Lost Time


Kayip Zaman Dusleri

Winner of the Best Short Film Award in the 13th Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition

Saturday, April 4    10:30 a.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Written and directed by Faysal Soysal

Cast: Raya Nasiri, Saba Raisiyan, Saddike Kiyanfar

Short  / 2007 / 15 min.
In Persian with English subtitles



A person who wants to return to first instance and to get rid of the memories, tries to stop the time. She goes to her past to find her childhood and youth by going from a dream to another. In this travel sometimes she lives with her daughter and sometimes with her mother. At the end of her lost time dream when she is near to dead, it is revealed that the daughter and the mother who she had lived in memories with them are herself.



  • Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition, U.S.A. (2008): Best Short Film Award
  • San Francisco International Short Film Festival, U.S.A. (2008)
  • Open Cinema, St. Petersburg, Russia (2008)
  • Rome Mediterranean Film Festival, Italy (2008)
  • Clermont Film Market, France (2008)
  • Marmara University Film Festival, Turkey (2007): Best Film and Best Cinematography Awards
  • Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey (2007): Best Film Award
  • Tehran International Film Festival, Iran (2007): Honor Prize
  • Mediterranean Film Festival, Morocco (2007)
  • Festival on Wheels, Turkey (2007)



Faysal SoysalBorn in 1979, Batman, Turkey. He has a poetry book published in Turkish. He studied in
Modern Turkish Poetry and Iranian Cinema. His poems and articles are published in
different magazines. He has a Master’s Degree in Cinema from Tehran Art University,
Iran, and another Master’s Degree in Modern Turkish Literature from Van Yüzüncü Yıl
University, Turkey.


Selected Filmography:

What Time it is? (short, 2008)
The Day I Became My Mother (short, 2006)
Ithaka (short, 2005)           


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