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

Nefes - Breath


Nefes: Vatan Sagolsun

New England Premiere

Sunday, April 10, 2011    12:30 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Written and Directed by Levent Semerci

Cast: Mete Horozoglu, Birce Akalay, Ilker Kizmaz

2009 / 128 min. / In Turkish with English subtitles


Breath is the story of 40 soldiers and their commanding officer, who are charged with guarding a military post on Karabal Hill, very close to the Iraqi border in southeast Turkey. These young people have to perform the formidable task of protecting their homeland, which means being permanently ready, awake and alert for mortal combat which might take place any second. They must also survive very tough physical conditions of a desolate corner of the country. But at the same time they experience and have to deal with challenges from their own life away from home; all the grief, joy, sorrow and quandaries…


  • Yesilcam Awards, Istanbul, Turkey (2010): Best Film Award, Turkcell First Film Award
  • Adana Golden Boll International Film Festival, Turkey (2010): Best Director Award, Audience Best Picture Award


Levent Semerci


Levent Semerci was born in Istanbul in 1973. He received a degree in cinema from Anadolu University. For a certain period he worked in Germany making cabaret. He directed many commercials and many music clips in Turkey.  Breath is his first feature film, where he was also the film’s producer, screenplay writer, camera operator, and editor.




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