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

Bes Sehir - Five Cities


Bes Sehir

North America Premiere

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Saturday, April 9, 2011    1:00 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Written and directed by Onur Unlu

2009 / 96 min. / In Turkish with English subtitles

Cast: Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Ege Tanman, Sebnem Sonmez, Bulent Emin Yarar, Ipek Erdem, Beste Bereket, Tansu Bicer


In Five Cities, the lives of five characters are closely bound up with death. A policeman who is painfully in love; a young university student who works as a part-time shop assistant to pay her way; a teacher tormented by guilt because of the crime he committed; a man treated badly by life who sells toy trains and has a thing for poetry; and an 11-year-old boy desperate to be in the school dance team so he can hold the hand of the girl he loves… Throughout the film, the lives of these characters change constantly with the irony of fate. Three of them have cancer and know that they are going to die; the other two are murderers and know what it is to kill. So each of them has a more intimate acquaintance with death than us, regular human beings.


  • Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey (2010): Best Actor Award (Tansu Bicer)
  • Adana Golden Boll Film Festival, Turkey (2010): Best Screenplay (Onur Unlu), Best Actor (Tansu Bicer), Best Supporting Actor (Bulent Emin Yarar), Best Supporting Actress (Beste Bereket) Awards
  • Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey (2009): Best Screenplay Award (Onur Unlu)

Director ONUR UNLU

Onur UnluOnur Unlu was born in Kocaeli in 1973. He is a film director, author, and a poet known by the nickname Ah Muhsin Unlu. He has a poetry book titled “Gidiyorum Bu”. He is a graduate of Anadolu University Department of Cinema and Television. He received his graduate degree from Istanbul University’s Department of Cinema and Television. In addition to his feature films, he also made numerous TV films. 



Selected Filmography:

Five Cities (Bes Sehir, 2009)
Gunesin Oglu (2008)
The Child (Cocuk, 2008)
Police (Polis, 2007)





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