Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival9th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 25 - May 30, 2010


7 Kocali Hurmuz


7 HUSBANDS FOR HURMUZ

7 Kocali Hurmuz

North America Premiere

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Saturday, April 10, 2010    3:10 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Directed by Ezel Akay
Written by Gursel Korat (based on the play "Seven Husbands for Hurmuz" by Sadik Sendil)

Cast:
Nurgul Yesilcay, Gulse Birsel, Haluk Bilginer, Erkan Can, Memet Ali Alabora, Sarp Apak, Cengiz Kucukayvaz, Oner Erkan, Cem Karakaya, Ezel Akay, Mujdat Gezen, Halit Akcatepe, Erol Gunaydin, Zihni Goktay

2009 / 122 min. / In Turkish with English subtitles

SYNOPSIS

Remake of a well-known Turkish musical comedy loved by generations, the film is about the adventures of flirtatious Hurmuz in late 1800's Istanbul.

Hurmuz who lives in Taskasap, Istanbul has six husbands in a plot to solve her economic problems. She arranges to meet each of her husbands one day of the week. However, suddenly, she falls in love with the town's doctor whom she meets at her husband's barber shop. The doctor falls in love with her too... But, one night all six husbands come home at the same time, and Hurmuz and Safinaz - Hurmuz's "go-between/accomplice/friend" - find themselves in a series of very awkward yet funny situations. ...


SELECTED FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

  • Bursa International Silk Road Film Festival, Turkey (2009)


Ezel AkayDirector EZEL AKAY

Ezel Akay was born in 1961. After graduating from Bosphorus University Engineering Faculty, he studied drama in the U.S. at Villanova University. Before entering the film production industry as the founding partner of IFR, he worked as copywriter, production assistant, director and actor in plays. Since the founding of IFR, he directed more than five hundred commercial films. In the year 1996, he produced his first feature "Somersault in a Coffin" (Tabutta Rovasata) with Dervis Zaim to great critical acclaim. The film garnered multiple awards at international festivals. This was followed by production of other award-winning features, including "Journey to the Sun" (Gunese Yolculuk) directed by Yesim Ustaoglu in 1999 and “Boats out of Watermelon Rinds” (Karpuz Kabugundan Gemiler Yapmak) by director Ahmet Ulucay in 2004. He directed his first film, “Where’s Firuze” (Neredesin Firuze) in 2003, which was followed by “Killing the Shadow” (Hacivat Karagoz Neden Olduruldu) in 2005.

Filmography (as Director):

7 Kocali Hurmuz / 7 Husbands for Hurmuz
Hacivat Karagoz Neden Olduruldu / Killing the Shadow 2005
Neredesin Firuze / Where is Firuze 2003

 

 

 

 

 
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