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

Bornova Bornova


North America Premiere


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Friday, April 2, 2010    6:00 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston


Written and Directed by Inan Temelkuran
Cast: Kadir Cermik, Oner Erkan, Damla Sonmez, Erkan Bektas, Oner Ates, Murat Kilic, Selen Ucer, Hasan Sahinturk, Mustafa Kirantepe
2009 / 92 min. / In Turkish with English subtitles


Bornova Bornova is set at a time when dreams have dwindled and sanity is hard to hold on to. Even the prospect of a regular routine life now holds great promise.

Salih and Hakan who spend their entire time outside the local grocery store hoping to get lucky one day, are like brothers. Hakan is just back from military service and the football career he longed for was over before it even began because of injury, leaving him with neither skills nor a job. His hope is to become a taxi driver. Salih, the local psychopath, is the only person who listens to Hakan, the only person to give him advice. Although he comes from a good family, and well-educated one at that, Salih is mixed up in all manner of unlawful activity in the neighborhood. Everyone's scared of him. Even the high school girl Ozlem, the girl Hakan is crazy about although he has never dared to speak to her. Salih's childhood friend Murat is a postgraduate philosophy student, who earns a living writing erotic fantasies. One day, he tells Hakan about an incident between Salih and Ozlem that inspired one of his erotic fantasies. But as it turns out, nothing is like what Murat told him...


  • Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey (2009): Best Actor (Oner Erkan), Best Actress (Damla Sonmez), Erkan Tekemen (Best Editing), SIYAD-Turkish Film Critics' National Jury Prize

Inan TemelkuranDirector INAN TEMELKURAN

Born in Izmir in 1976, he graduated from Bornova Anatolian High School in 1994. After earning a law degree from Ankara University in 1998 he won a scholarship from the Spanish government to research Spain's Franco era through the film industry. He started film school at TAI Superior School of Visual Arts in 2000, where he earned a degree as a Film Director in 2003. With his 2004 short documentary about a Turkish wedding in Madrid, he won the Best Short Documentary Award in the Young Art Festival. Returning to Turkey in 2005, he got a master of arts degree from Marmara University, Fine Arts School, Cinema TV department in 2008.

He completed his first feature movie Made in Europe in 2007 after nearly four years of filming in four countries. With Made in Europe he won the Best Director and the Grand Jury Yilmaz Guney Special Prize in the 2008 Adana Golden Boll Film Festival. The movie's 18 male actors shared the festival's Best Actor Award. In the same year, he won Most Promising Director Award in the Ankara Film Festival. In the beginning of 2009 he was selected as Most Promising Artist by SIYAD, Turkish Film Critics' Association.

He completed his second feature Bornova, Bornova in May 2009, which premiered in the 2009 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival.


Bornova, Bornova (2009)
Made in Europe (2007)




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