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


Unutma Beni Istanbul

North America Premiere

Do Not Forget Me Istanbul - Unutma Beni Istanbul

Filmmaker Hüseyin Karabey undertook the project of "Do not forget me Istanbul" as artistic director.  The film consists of six short films shot by six internationally acclaimed directors from different countries. Each of these short films is 15 minutes long, and the stories are from the directors own lives or about the lives of others. Bosnian player Alma, middle-aged couple Dragan and Ana, Vangelis, Martha and Armenak... They all have different reasons for being in Istanbul. The city's cosmopolitan history brings these people together.

Selected Festivals and Awards:

  • Rabat Film Festival: Best Film


Hany Abu-Assad (Nazareth, 1961) has won many international awards including a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film with “Paradise Now” (2004).

Stefan Arsenijevic (Belgrade, 1977) has directed several short films which have won over 30 national and international awards. His first feature “Love and Other Crimes” premiered at the Berlinale in 2008.

Aida Begic (Sarajevo, 1976) won the Grand Prize at the Critics’ Week of the Cannes Film Festival in 2008 with her first feature film “Snow”.

Eric Nazarian won international awards for his first feature film, “The Blue Hour”, and the Nicholl Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his screenplay “Giants”.

Stergios Niziris works as an executive producer on various projects and as writer/director/producer for his own films.

Omar Shargawi’s (Copenhagen, 1974) first film “Go with Peace Jamil” won a Tiger award at the Rotterdam Film Festival.

Josefina Markarian (Athens, 1979) has directed shorts which were selected by many international festivals.


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Director Hüseyin Karabey, co-producer and artistic director of the film present

Written and Directed by Hany Abu-Assad, Stefan Arsenijević, Aida Begić, Eric Nazarian, Stergios Niziris, Omar Shargawi, Josefina Markarian

Cast: Alma Terzic, Ayça Damgacı, Mira Furlan, Svetozar Cvetkovic, Ahmet Rıfat Şungar, Ali Suliman, Liraz Charhi, Süreyya Güzel, Yorgos Symeonidis, Hümeyra Akbay, Settar Tanrıöğen, Jacky Nercessian, Serra Yılmaz, Görkem Yeltan, Esin Harvey, Baki Davrak, Volga Sorgu Tekinoğlu, Salima Hamed, Suheila Abu'Asad, Amer Hlehel, Hiam Abbass

2011 / 117 min.

In Turkish, Serbian, Bosnian, Greek, and Hebrew with English subtitles

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Sunday, March 24, 2013 | 12:45 p.m.

Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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