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



North America Premiere

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Saturday, March 27, 2010    3:30 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Written and Directed by Reha Erdem
Cast: Sermet Yesil, Turku Turan, Hakan Altuntas, Sabahat Doganyilmaz, Korel Kubilay, Akin Anli
2009 / 122 min. / In Turkish with English subtitles


Kosmos is a thief who works miracles. He arrives in this timeless border town from the wilds weeping, as though a fugitive. No sooner is he there than he rescues a small boy from drowning in the river, and is recognized as a man who works miracles.

Kosmos, is a rather uncommon person. He never appears to eat nor sleep. His single form of nourishment is the granulated or lump sugar he consumes by the fistful. One of his more striking skills is the ability to scale the tallest trees with uncommon agility. He is also frank in declaring his wish that startles the townspeople: He is looking for love. Soon Kosmos and Neptun, the teenager sister of the rescued boy, grow closer in the most bizarre of ways: imitating the screech of birds in trees and on rooftops.


  • Berlin International Film Festival, Germany (2010): Panorama Special Section - International Premiere
  • International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey (2009): Best Film, Best Director, Best Director of Photography, Special Jury Prize for Sound Design

Reha Erdem

Director Reha Erdem receiving the Boston Turkish Film Festival Excellence in Turkish Cinema Award from BTFF Director/Founder Erkut Gomulu (2008)


Born in Istanbul in 1960, Reha Erdem graduated from Cinema Department to Paris 8 University. He received his M.A. in Plastic Arts from the same university. He shot his first feature-length film Oh Moon (A Ay) in 1989 as a French-Turkish co-production. He shot Run for Money (Kac Para Kac) in 1999, Mommy, I'm Scared (Korkuyorum Anne) in 2004, Times and Winds (Bes Vakit) in 2006, My Only Sunshine (Hayat Var) in 2008 and Kosmos in 2009. He wrote all of his films except for Mommy I'm Scared, for which he was one of the co-writers. He also has short films and directed a theater play, Maids (Les Bonnes) by Jean Genet.

First North America retrospective of Reha Erdem films was presented by the Boston Turkish Arts and Culture Festival in 2007.

Director Reha Erdem was the recipient of 2008 Boston Turkish Film Festival Excellence in Turkish Cinema Award.


Kosmos (2009)
Hayat Var / My Only Sunshine (2008)
Bes Vakit / Times and Winds (2006)
Ekimde Hic Bir Kere (Anytime in October (2006)
Korkuyorum Anne / Mommy, I'm Scared (2004)
Kac Para Kac / Run for Money (1999)
Deniz Turkusu / Song of the Sea (1995)
A Ay / Oh Moon (1989)




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