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

Hair - Sac




U.S. Premiere

Sunday, April 3, 2011    4:00 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Written and directed by Tayfun Pirselimoglu

Cast: Ayberk Pekcan, Nazan Kesal, Riza Akin

2010 / 131 min. / In Turkish with English subtitles


Fate brings together two unhappy people in this drama from Turkish filmmaker Tayfun Pirselimoglu. Hamdi (Ayberk Pekcan) makes and sells wigs from a small shop in Istanbul. Hamdi isn't much of a businessman, and doesn't care much about his shop -- or anything else for that matter since he was diagnosed with cancer. One day, a middle-aged woman named Meryem (Nazan Kesal) comes into Hamdi's shop; she has long and beautiful hair, and informs him that she wants to sell it. Hamdi is struck by the woman's barely concealed anger and sadness, and he wants to know more about her.


  • Toronto International Film Festival, Canada (2010)
  • Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland (2010)
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia (2010)


Tayfun PirselimogluTayfun Pirselimoglu was born in Trabzon, Turkey in 1959. He graduated from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, and the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna, where he studied painting and engraving. Along with painting and filmmaking, Pirselimoglu is the author of four novels and writes about cinema and literature in various magazines. He wrote the features İz (1994), Guz Sancisi (2002), and television films Yeni Bir Yildiz (1997) and Ingiliz Kemal (2001). He made his directing debut with the short, My Uncle (1999), followed by the feature Innowhereland (2002), winner of the Special Grand Jury Prize at the Montréal World Film Festival.



Hair (Sac, 2010)
Haze (Pus, 2010)
Riza (2007)
Innowhereland (Hicbiryerde, 2002)
My Uncle (Dayim, 1999)




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