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


Kurtuluş Son Durak

North America Premiere

Last Stop Salvation - Kurtulus Son Durak

The ordinary women of an ordinary neighborhood have never been this provocative! When the women each try to cheer up psychologist Eylem, a newcomer to the building recently dumped by her boyfriend, nothing will ever be the same! And that goes double for the men in their lives! Meet Vartanus, who’s devoted her life to her bedridden father; Goncagül, who realizes that her Mafioso lover will never marry her; Gülnur, who’s resigned herself to daily beatings as long as her husband doesn’t touch the kids; Tülay, who’s shattered every time her mother gets beaten; hairdresser Füsun, who tends to look at things on the bright side… These are the women who transport first Eylem, then themselves and, finally, perhaps every woman in the country, to the “Kurtulus Son Durak” . Our heroines adopt one unwavering principle: “To oppose all forms of violence!” A dark comedy that’s rose-tinted, provocative and fantastic…


Yusuf PirhasanYusuf Pirhasan is a director and editor based in London. Specializing in convergent and emerging media, Pirhasan directed the leading online series “KateModern” for the social networking site Bebo, “LG-15: The Resistance” for the LA-based production company Eqal and edited the interactive Channel 4 series “Dubplate Drama”. In 2008 he co-founded Polite Company, an independent production company specializing in music videos, documentaries and online content. Pirhasan has also worked extensively in music videos and featurettes with artists such as Klaxons, Jack Penate, Pete Doherty and The Bronx. “Last Stop Salvation” is his first feature film. 




Written and Directed by
Yusuf Pirhasan

Cast: Belçim Bilgin, Demet Akbağ, Asuman Dabak, Nihal Yalçın, Ayten Soykök, Damla Sönmez

2012 / 104 min.
with English subtitles


Sunday, March 31, 2013 | 3:00 p.m.

Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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