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

Kavsak _ The Crossing



New England Premiere

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Sunday, April 10, 2011    6:30 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Written and directed by Selim Demirdelen

2010 / 95 min. / In Turkish with English subtitles

Cast: Guven Kirac, Sezin Akbasogullari, Cengiz Bozkurt, Basay Okay, Umut Kurt, Dolunay Soysert, Mete Horozoglu, Yucel Erten, Nihal Geyran Koldas


Güven works as a chief in an accounting company. He is well liked in the office. He is a hard-working man. He has a happy marriage and a daughter whom he loves more than his own life. He loves telling about the achievements of his daughter to his co-workers. His daughter loves him, too. She calls his father every day, as soon as she returns from the school. But we soon find out that Guven has a secret...


  • Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey (2011): Best Actor Award (Guven Kirac)
  • Adana Golden Boll International Film Festival, Turkey (2010): Best Director, Best Actress (Sezin Akbasogullari), Most Promising New Coming Actor (Umut Kurt), Best Music Awards
  • Montreal World Film Festival, Quebec, Canada (2010)
  • Festival do Rio, Brazil (2010)
  • Beirut International Film Festival, Lebanon (2010)s
  • Starz Denver Film Festival, U.S.A. (2010)
  • Antalya Golden Orange International Film Festival, Turkey (2010)


Selim Demirdelen

Selim Demirdelen was born in 1969 in Stuttgart, Germany. After graduating from Istanbul Boys' High School, he studied Economics at Istanbul University. After having a short education about movies in the New York University, he did his Masters on Cinema-TV in Istanbul Bilgi University. He won awards in the IFSAK Short Film Contest with his first short films Hasret and Cevre. In 1998 he started working as a freelance advertisement director. In 2002 his first record, Beat Bazaar was released. In 2004 he became one of the five directors of the movie called Istanbul Tales (Anlat İstanbul).  In 2006, he established his professional music recording studio "Studio 101". In the same year, he composed the soundtrack of Serdar Akar's movie: Barda. He directed the TV series "Bicak Sirti" for Kanal D for its 2007-2008 season. In 2008 he held his first private photography exhibition "36 Poses". His third record "Dut Agaci" was released in 2009. Kavsak is his first feature project, for which he has also written the script and composed the music.





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