Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival11th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 22 - April 28, 2012

Future Lasts Forever - Gelecek Uzun Surer


Gelecek Uzun Surer

U.S. Premiere

Written and Directed by Özcan Alper

Cast: Gaye Gürsel, Durukan Ordu, Sarkis Seropyan, Osman Karakoç

2011 / 112 min. / with English subtitles

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Saturday, March 31, 2012, 3:00 p.m.

Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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Sumru is doing research on music at a university in Istanbul. To work on her thesis on gathering and recording an exhaustive collection of Anatolian elegies she sets off for the southeast of the country for a few months. The brief trip turns out to be the longest journey of her life. During her three-month stay in Diyarbakır while she was looking for the stories of the elegies, she finds herself having to confront an agony from her own past which she has buried until now.



  • International Film Festival Febiofest in Prag, Czech Republic (2012)
  • Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria (2012)
  • Belgrade International Film Festival, Serbia (2012)
  • Vesoul Asia Film Festival, FICA, France (2012)
  • Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Netherlands (2012)
  • International Film Festival Kerala, India (2011): FIPRESCI Best Film
  • Malatya International Film Festival, Turkey (2011): Best Film, Best Director, Best Music
  • Golden Boll International Film Festival, Adana, Turkey (2011): Yılmaz Güney Best Film Award, SIYAD (Turkish Film Critics) Best Film Award, Best Cinematography, Best Actor (Durukan Ordu), Best Music
  • Toronto Film Festival, Canada (2011)
  • Festival on Wheels, Turkey (2011)


Ozcan AlperÖzcan Alper was born in Hopa, Artvin in 1975. He initially studied physics at Istanbul University and later changed his field  to history of science at the same university. He also studied and worked on filmmaking. In 2000 he started assisting in films with director Yeşim Ustaoğlu. He directed a short film, Momi, and received many awards; it was the short film ever to be shot in Hemşin language. He also shot two documentaries,  “Tokai City'de Melankoli ve Rapsodi in Japan” and “Bir Bilimadamıyla Zaman Enleminde Yolculuk”. In 2008 he released his first feature film Autumn (Sonbahar, 2008), receiving numerous national and international awards. He is one of the five directors of the feature film Tales from Kars (Kars Öyküleri, 2010).  Future Lasts Forever (Gelecek Uzun Sürer) is director’s latest film.




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