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

Iki Cizgi - Two Lines


Iki Cizgi

North America Premiere

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Wednesday, April 1    6:00 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Written and directed by Selim Evci

Cast: Gülcin Santircioglu, Kaan Keskin, Perihan Kurtoglu, Mehmet Aslan, Yakup Yavru, Özgül Kosar, Zeynep Aydın

35mm / 2008 / 93 min.
In Turkish with English subtitles


Mert and Selin live two lives, one at daytime and one at night, imprisoned in a monotonous everyday life, where they each in their own way are observers of the world around them. Mert uses his days to photograph incidental passers-by, while Selin is a withdrawn business woman. But slowly the outside world crowds in on them, first when someone breaks into their apartment while they sleep and later when they decide to take the important step of entering the world, daring to go on a car trip to the south.

Two Lines explores this collision between Turkish traditions and Western values and how this becomes an increasing problem in matters of sex, identity and freedom. The “bildungsroman” structure of the travelogue as we know it is exchanged with a voyage into the great unknown, where the protagonists are two people who ought to be close but rather appear as strangers. Towards the end of the film, one question especially is left hanging: will this trip bring the two closer or pull them more apart than ever?




  • Rotterdam Film Festival, the Netherlands (2009)
  • Cape Winelands Film Festival, South Africa (2009 )
  • Crossing Europe Film Festival, Linz - Austria (2009)
  • Venice International Film Festival, Italy (2008)
  • Films from the South, Oslo, Norway (2008)
  • São Paulo International Film Festival, Brasil (2008)
  • World Film Festival of Bangkok, Thailand (2008)
  • Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt (2008)
  • London Turkish Film Festival, U.K. (2008)



Selim Evci
Born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1975. After graduating from Maltepe University with a cinema degree
in 2003, he enrolled in the master program in cinema at Beykent University.  He participated in
national and international festivals with short films and documentaries. He taught in Istanbul
University and at Koc University. Currently he serves as an executive member of  IFSAK and the
director of International Annual Akbank Short Film Festival. He founded and is an instructor at the
IFSAK Short Film Workshop and advisor to Akbank Short Film Workshop. He founded Evci Film
Production in 2006. He is currently teaching short film production courses at Maltepe University.
He has written, directed, produced and edited his first feature film İki Cizgi (Two Lines) .






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