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

In Flames - Yangin Var


Yangin Var

North America Premiere

Directed by Murat Saraçoğlu

Written by Murat Batgi, Koray Çalışkan

Cast: Osman Sonant, Nesrin Cavadzade, Yavuz Bingöl, Erkan Can, Şerif Sezer, Reha Özcan, Gaffur Uzuner, Metin Yıldız, Mirgün Cabas

2011 / 98 min. / with English subtitles

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Saturday, March 31, 2012, 1:00 p.m.

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

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The town of Çayırbağı in Trabzon province suffers from frequent fires, but is without a fire truck. When no support is forthcoming from the twin towns declared by the local mayor, he approaches the mayor of Diyarbakır for help when the two meet at an official function. The answer he receives is positive. One of the fire trucks surplus to Diyarbakır’s needs is cleaned up, painted and made ready to be sent to Trabzon. A municipal worker by the name of Koşman is delegated to drive the fire truck from Diyarbakır to Trabzon. Koşman, a likeable Black Sea nationalist of around 30, has never met a Kurd in his life, nor ever set foot outside his hometown. Worse still, his thoughts about the south-east of the country are based entirely on hearsay. So the idea of the fire truck coming from Diyarbakır is not to his liking, and he puts his foot down, refusing to go. In the end, however, Koşman is persuaded to set off from Trabzon...



  • Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey (2012): Best Actress (Nesrin Cavadzade), Best Actor (Osman Sonant), Best Editing
  • Festival on Wheels, Turkey (2011)


Murat SaracogluBorn in 1970 in İstanbul, Murat Saraçoğlu graduated from İstanbul University’s Radio and Television Department. After working as a production assistant and assistant director for several years, he began directing television series. He co-directed his first theatrical release “120” with Özhan Eren. His second film “O... Çocukları” was written by Sırrı Süreyya Önder. “Piano Girl” (Deli Deli Olma, 2009) was the director’s third feature film. In 2010, he completed 72nd Ward, an adaptation of the novel by Orhan Kemal.




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