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


Bir Hayatı Masal Gibi Anlatmak

Life as a Fable - Bir Hayati Masal Gibi Anlatmak

Jülide Kural, an actress and theatre director, also famous for her role as “İpek” in the Turkish TV series Super Dad, wanted to portray Mexican painter Frida Kahlo’s life on stage, but was unaware of the events which would follow. Kural and Kahlo came together through spiritual and physical pain, a passion for life and the existence and politics of femininity, but primarily by the challenges of life and their personal struggle with it. This film covers this eight-year-long story, from the rehearsals of the play Frida Kahlo Yaşasın Hayat (Frida Kahlo Long Live Life!) to the present, depicting how Kural embodies Frida’s soul and how similar they have become.

Selected Festivals and Awards:

  • Boston Turkish Festival Documentary & Short Film Competition: Best Documentary Audience Award
  • Istanbul Film Festival
  • Documentarist Film Festival


Huseyin KarabeyHüseyin Karabey was born in Istanbul in 1970. He studied economics first, but decided later on to attend film courses at the Fine Art Faculty of Marmara University. Karabey has taught in many different organizations and universities about short film making. Especially “Boran”,  and his long documentary “Silent Death” (Sessiz Ölüm) have brought him several awards. His début feature “My Marlon and Brando” (Gitmek), which was selected for the CineMart in 2006 and has been realised with financial support of the Hubert Bals Fund, also brought him Tribeca’s Best New Narrative Filmmaker Award.




Winner of Best Documentary Audience Award in the 17th Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition


Written and Directed by
Hüseyin Karabey

Doc. / 2012 / 34 min.
with English subtitles


Sunday, March 24, 2013 | 3:30 p.m.

BTF Documentary & Short Film Competition Award Ceremony following the screening

Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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