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

Multeci - Refugee



North America Premiere

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Sunday, April 5    12:50 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Written and Directed by Reis Celik

Cast: Luk Piyes, Balaban, Halil Ergün, Derya Durmaz, Necmettin Cobanoglu, Yüksel Arıcı, Ali Tutal, Numan Acar

35mm / 2007 / 106 min.
In Turkish, German and Kurdish with English subtitles


Refugee is based on true events. The son of an influential feudal lord in Southeastern Turkey, Sivan, is sent to Germany to escape from being killed when he and his family find themselves struggling between the state and the terrorist organization. Once there, he is placed into a refugee camp. However, he is further torn apart there with German officials and the terror organization members questioning his identity. Desperate, he nears a tragic end.



  • Bucharest Film Festival CineBlackSea Competition, Romania (2008): Best Film Award
  • Tiburon International Film Festival, U.S.A. (2008)
  • International Film Festival of Kerala, India (2008)
  • International Film Festival Angamaly, India (2008)
  • Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey (2008)
  • London Turkish Film Festival, U.K. (2008)
  • Adana Golden Boll Film Festival, Turkey (2008)
  • Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey (2008)



Reis CelikReis Celik was born in Ardahan in 1961. He studied music and theatre at the State Conservatoire. As a student he had several essays, short stories, poems and reviews published in literary and political periodicals. In 1982 he began a career in journalism, working as economics/political correspondent for various national newspapers. His first venture in the world of film came in 1982, with TV series Anadolu’dan Selam Postası, targeting specifically Turkish immigrants in Europe. Around the same time, he began making documentary films, commercial and political campaign films, as well as maintaining an active interest in photography. To date he has held exhibitions of his photographic work in 12 countries. He played a key role in establishing ATV, one of the first private TV channels. He left the media in the mid-1990s to devote his time to cinema. In 1996 he directed his debut feature, Isiklar Sönmesin (Let There Be Light), which won several awards in international festivals. He filmed another feature Hoscakal Yarin (Goodbye Tomorrow) in 1998. He made his third film Inat Hikayeleri (Tales of Intransigence), a creative documentary, in 2004.




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