Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival12th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 21 - April 27, 2013


Tepenin Ardı

East Coast Premiere

Beyond the Hill - Tepenin Ardi

It’s a summer’s day and retired forester Faik is receiving visitors at his country home. His son Nusret has come to visit with Faik’s two grandsons Caner and Zafer. Despite the summer setting however, the mood remains oddly muted. Faik is having problems with the local nomads and is constantly on his guard, while Zafer has been suffering mental problems since his military service. This small group is completed by the family of Mehmet and Meryem and brings together different temperaments and social classes. But conflicts are avoided: it’s all someone else’s fault, that of the nomads, who remain an invisible foe.

Selected Festivals and Awards:

  • Berlin Film Festival: Caligari Film Award, Special Mention for First Film
  • Asia Pacific Screen Award: Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actor
  • Cinefan: First Feature Competition Award
  • Ghent International Film Festival: Grand Prix
  • Istanbul Film Festival: FIPRESCI Prize, Best Film
  • Karlovy Vary Film Festival: Netpac Award
  • Palic Film Festival: Best Film
  • Paris Cinema: Best Feature Film Jury Award
  • Sarajevo Film Festival: Special Jury Prize
  • Taipei Film Festival: Special Jury Prize
  • Tribeca Film Festival: Best Narrative Feature (Nominated)


Emin Alper

Emin Alper was born in Konya in 1974. He studied economics and history at Boğaziçi University. He holds a PhD in Turkish Modern History. He wrote and directed the short film, “Rıfat” (2006) and “The Letter” (2005). He currently teaches at the Istanbul Technical University Humanities and Social Sciences Department. “Beyond the Hill” is Emin Alper’s debut feature.

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Written and Directed by
Emin Alper

Cast: Tamer Levent, Reha Özcan, Mehmet Özgür, Berk Hakman, Banu Fotocan, Furkan Berk Kıran

2012 / 94 min.
with English subtitles

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Friday, April 5, 2013 | 7:45 p.m. | Remis Auditorium

Sunday, April 7, 2013 |
3:00 p.m. | Alfond Auditorium

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