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



New England Premiere

The Labyrinth - Labirent

A massive explosion rips though a busy street in Istanbul, Turkey. 95 people are dead; 30 Americans and 5 British. The massacre sends shockwaves from Turkey to London and Washington, DC. A new terrorist organization is behind the attack. The explosion is just the beginning.'Labyrinth' is the code name of the operation conducted by Turkish intelligence to stop a second, more devastating attack that will plunge Turkey, the only democratic Muslim country in the region, into chaos and destroy the fragile balance of the Middle East. After the initial attack, Turkey becomes a battlefront for terrorists and Turkish, British and American intelligence officers. Everyone has his own agenda in the fight that stretches from Istanbul to Eastern Turkey and from Frankfurt to Northern Iraq. The story revolves around a group of Turkish intelligence officers and their race to stop the terrorist organization. The group is led by Fikret, a veteran with nothing in his life but his career, and Reyhan, one of the best field operatives in the country who's also a single mom trying to balance her family life with a career in the shadows. Despite Fikret's reluctance to admit it, their common struggle and hardships bring them closer.

Selected Festivals and Awards:

  • Brooklyn Film Festival, U.S.A.
  • Sinemardin, Turkey
  • Izmir International Film Festival, Turkey


Tolga OrnekTolga Örnek was born in 1972. He studied metallurgical engineering at Istanbul Technical University.  Between 1994-1996 he earned an MA on materials science and engineering at the University of Florida, and in 1996 with a two-year master’s program in cinema and video at the American University in Washington, D.C. His filmography includes Atatürk (doc., 1998), Fenerbahçe (doc., 1999), Mount Nemrud: The Throne of the Gods (Tanrıların Tahtı: Nemrud, doc., 2000), The Hittites (Hititler, docu-drama, 2003), Gallipoli (Gelibolu, docu-drama, 2005), Cars of the Revolution (Devrim Arabaları, 2008), Losers Anonymous (Kaybedenler Kulübü, 2011). “Losers Anonymous” was screened at the 11th Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival in 2012.

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Written and Directed by
Tolga Örnek

Cast: Timuçin Esen, Meltem Cumbul, Sarp Akkaya, Rıza Kocaoğlu, Ozan Bilen, Umut Kurt

2012 / 124 min.
with English subtitles

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 7:30 p.m.

Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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