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

Baska Dilde Ask - Love in Another Language


Lal Gece

North America Premiere


Written and Directed by Reis Celik

Cast: Ilyas Salman, Dilan Aksut

2012 / 91 min. / with English subtitles

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Friday, March 23, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

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

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A convoy of cars, decorated horsemen and the sound of drums and shawms. Men dance, illuminated by the flames from torches; women dance apart from the men. This is a traditional wedding in a remote part of Turkey. It’s an arranged marriage. Neither the bride nor the groom were given a choice. What happens when a much older man is married to a young girl?



  • Berlin International Film Festival, Germany (2012): Crystal Bear
  • Würzburg International Film Festival, Germany (2012): Best Film


Ilksen BasarirReis Celik was born in Ardahan in 1961. He studied music and theatre at the State Conservatoire. As a student he had several essays, short stories, poems and reviews published in literary and political periodicals. In 1982 he began a career in journalism, working as economics/political correspondent for various national newspapers. His first venture in the world of film came in 1982, with TV series Anadolu’dan Selam Postasi, targeting specifically Turkish immigrants in Europe. Around the same time, he began making documentary films, commercial and political campaign films, as well as maintaining an active interest in photography. To date he has held exhibitions of his photographic work in 12 countries. He played a key role in establishing ATV, one of the first private TV channels. He left the media in the mid-1990s to devote his time to cinema.




Night of Silence (Lal Gece, 2012)
Refugee (Mülteci, 2007)
Tales of Intransigence (Inat Hikayeleri, 2004)
Goodbye Tomorrow (Hoscakal Yarin, 1998)
Let There Be Light (Isiklar Sönmesin, 1996)



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