Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival10th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 24 - April 30, 2011

Baska Dilde Ask - Love in Another Language


Baska Dilde Ask

New England Premiere

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Saturday, April 9, 2011    3:15 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Directed by Ilksen Basarir

Written by
Ilksen Basarir and Mert Firat

Cast: Saadet Isil Aksoy, Lale Mansur, Mert Firat

2009 / 98 min. / In Turkish with English subtitles


Onur is a hearing-impaired young man, brought up by his mother after his father left when he was seven years old. Although he studied web design at university, Onur works in a library, where he doesn’t have to communicate with people. He meets Zeynep at an engagement party for one of his friends. Zeynep, who left home after finding out that her father has cheated on her mother, goes through a string of jobs, finally ending up at a call center. She spends her whole day talking with people she doesn’t know. Tough working conditions and little money she earns for the tedious work make her unhappy. After meeting Onur and discovering that he is hearing-impaired, Zeynep thinks that she can find peace at last with this man who never speaks, and a relationship begins which urges us to question life in an altogether different way.


  • Berdyansk International Film Festival, Ukraine (2010): Best Director Award
  • Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey (2010): City Council Jury’s Special Award
  • Bursa International Silk Road Film Festival, Turkey (2010): Best Actress Award (Saadet Isil Aksoy), Turkish Film Critics Association (SIYAD) Jury Prize
  • Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey (2010): Best Leading Actor Award (Mert Firat), Best Leading Actress Award (Saadet Isil Aksoy)
  • Yesilcam Awards, Istanbul, Turkey (2010): Best Actor Award (Mert Firat)
  • International Festival of Cinema & Women, Florence, Italy (2010)
  • Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey (2010)


Ilksen BasarirIlksen Basarir was born in Istanbul in 1978. After finishing Saint Benoit French High School, she graduated from the Faculty of Communication at Marmara University. In 2000, she started working as supporting director at the İstisnai Films and Advertisement. Since 2005, she has produced many commercial films and long film projects


Atlikarinca (2011)
Love in Another Language (Baska Dilde Ask, 2009)





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