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

Hair - Sac



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Written and Directed by Tayfun Pirselimoğlu

Cast: Ayberk Pekcan, Nazan Kesal, Rıza Akın, Derya Durmaz, Ercan Kesal

2010 / 131 min. / with English subtitles

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Friday, April 6, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

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


Fate brings together two unhappy people in this drama from Turkish filmmaker Tayfun Pirselimoğlu. Hamdi 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 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.



• Warsaw Film Festival, Poland (2012)
• Festroia-Troia International Film Festival, Portugal (2011): FIPRESCI Prize for Best Picture
• Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey (2011): Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Nazan Kesal)
• Almaty Film Festival, Kazakhstan (2011): Netpac Prize
• Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland (2011)
• London Turkish Film Festival, U.K. (2011)
• Festival on Wheels, Turkey (2010): Special Mention
• Toronto International Film Festival, Canada (2010)
• Golden Orange Film Festival, Antalya, Turkey (2010: Best Supporting Actor (Riza Akin), Best Photography (Ercan Ozkan)
• Turkish Film Critics' (SIYAD) Awards (2010): Best Actress (Nazan Kesal), Best Actor (Ayberk Pekcan)
• Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia (2010)


Tayfun PirselimogluTayfun Pirselimoğlu is an internationally acclaimed film director, author, and painter.

Born in Trabzon, Turkey, Tayfun Pirselimoğlu graduated from the Middle East Technical University. After his graduation he went to Vienna and studied painting at Hochschule fur Angewandte Kunst (Academy of Applied Arts). He held various exhibitions in different cities of the world, including Vienna, Istanbul, Ankara, Budapest, Tallinn, and many others. He is one of the founders of the Independent Art Initiative of Akademie Genius where he lectured at on script-writing, cinema, and painting. He also conducted workshops in filmmaking in cities such as Vienna, Athens, and Ankara.

Tayfun Pirselimoğlu is the author of four novels; Tales from the Desert (Çöl Masalları), The Album of Missing Persons (Kayıp Şahıslar Albümü), Melancholia (Malihülya), Towers of the City (Şehrin Kuleleri). He is also author of a story book,The Hotel Rooms (Otel Odaları).

Pirselimoğlu started his film career as a script writer and wrote many scripts of short and feature films. He directed his short film, My Uncle (Dayım) in 1999, and then Il Silenzio e Doro (Sükut Altındır) in 2002, both of which received many national and international awards.

In 2002 Pirselimoğlu shot his first feature film, Hiçbiryerde (Innowhereland), which also brought him numerous awards. He made the trilogy of "conscience and death", which includes Rıza (Rıza, 2007), Haze (Pus, 2009), and his latest film Hair (Saç, 2010) all recognized in many film festivals.

Tayfun Pirselimoğlu is the recipient of 2012 Boston Turkish Film Festival Excellence in Turkish Cinema Award. more >>




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