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

Brought by the Sea - Denizden Gelen


Denizden Gelen

North America Premiere

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Saturday, April 2, 2011    12:30 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Directed by Nesli Colgecen

Cast: Onur Saylak, Jordan Deniz Boyner, Ahu Turkpence, Sumer Tilmac

2009 / 107 min. / In Turkish with English subtitles


Brought by the Sea, Nesli Colgecen's first feature film since Unfair Game (2000), is a story about love with illegal immigration in the background. Written by Ersin Kana, the film was shot in the Aegean towns of Ortaca, Dalyan and Dalaman. Halil is an ex-cop, who unintentionally kills an African immigrant and retreats with a guilty conscience back to his hometown. When Halil finds Jordan, their destinies intersect.


  • Adana Golden Boll Film Festival, Turkey (2010): Grand Jury Yilmaz Guney Best Picture
  • Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey (2010)
  • International Moscow Film Festival, Russia (2010)
  • Chennai International Film Festival, India (2010)


Nesli Colgecen

Nesli Colgecen was born in 1955 in Manisa, Turkey. In 1976 graduated from Ankara University where he studied media and publishing. In 1980 he made his directional debut with documentary Cati (The Roof). His feature filmography includes Kardesim Benim (My Dear, 1983), Zugurt Aga (The Agha, 1986) which won award for the Best Turkish film on Istanbul International Film Festival, Selamsiz Bandosu (Selamsiz’s Band, 1987), Imdat ile Zarife (Zarife, the Dancing Bear, 1991), and Oyunbozan (Unfair game, 2000). Nesli Colgecen teaches filmmaking in Bilgi University, Turkey.




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