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

Home - Yurt



North America Premiere


Written and Directed by Muzaffer Özdemir

Cast: Kanbolat Görkem Arslan, Muzaffer Özdemir, Muhammet Uzuner, Pınar Ünsal, Saygin Soysal

2011 / 77 min. / with English subtitles


Saturday, March 24, 2012, 1:00 p.m.

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

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Dogan, a pessimistic and neurotic architect, gets ill while camping with his friends nearby Istanbul. His doctor advises travelling. Also longing for his homeland, Dogan sets off on a short break to the town of his childhood where he could not see for years, but not even the countryside has escaped the homogenizing web cast by the modern technological age and liberal mentality inimical to the earth. Dogan would seek in vain for the days in which time used to seem inexhaustable and peculiar to objects, for the geography which used to be tranquility itself.

  • Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan (2011)
  • London Turkish Film Festival, U.K. (2011)
  • Festival on Wheels, Turkey (2011)


Muzaffer OzdemirMuzaffer Özdemir, born in Gümüshane in 1955, graduated from the Department of Geological Engineering, Istanbul Technical University in 1980. After having worked at the irrigation and infrastructure projects, owing to his interest in architecture, he began his current job working as a contractor at restorations of historical buildings. He made his first short film with his Super 8 mm camera in 1975. In later years, he continued his cinema studies as an amateur by making documentary films about alpinism and architecture. He acted in three Nuri Bilge Ceylan films: The Small Town (Kasaba, 1997), Clouds of May (Mayis Sikintisi, 1999) and  Distant  (Uzak, 2002).  His performance in Distant won him  Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003. He acted in Belgian director Patrice Toye's  Nowhere Man (2007). Yurt (Home) is the first feature film which he has written and directed.


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