13th Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival | March 20 - April 26 2014

ARE WE OK?

Tamam mıyız?

Are we OK? Tamam miyiz? | Cagan Irmak

Temmuz,  a sculptor who is having creator’s block with his latest work repeatedly sees a face talking to him and calling him in his dreams.  One day while he is sitting at the park, he sees a young boy with tetra-amelia syndrome, Ihsan, who looks exactly like the face he sees in his dream. He meets the boy and his family, and their friendship begins. Ihsan asks Temmuz to  end his misery because he thinks it is best for everyone. Temmuz agrees, but he has another plan; he shows Ihsan that they complete each other.

Director ÇAĞAN IRMAK

Cagan IrmakÇağan Irmak was born in Izmir in 1970. He graduated from Aegean University, School of Press and Broadcasting from the Department of Radio-TV. He was awarded the Sedat Simavi Prize for his short films Fairy-Tale and Victim, which were shot during his time at the university. In 1992, he started working in the movie industry as an assistant director to various acclaimed directors. His short film Play Me Old and Wise, which he both wrote and directed, was awarded the first runner up prize at IFSAK (Istanbul Photography and Cinema Association) in 1998.

After his extensive experience as an assistant director, Irmak started to work as a director in television and quickly made a name for himself with his original style of story-telling and his technical expertise. He eventually became a household name with two projects; Asmali Konak (2002), which was also shown on Greek television, and Cemberimde Gul Oya (2004), which was a project that he had written himself and had managed to shed light on a specific period of political history bringing a wide range of audiences together despite their generational gaps.

His first feature film Wish Me Luck (Bana Sans Dile) was produced in 2001. In 2003 his second feature film which he wrote and directed, All About Mustafa (Mustafa Hakkinda Hersey), was highly acclaimed by film critics. In 2005 his third feature film, which he again had both written and directed, My Father and Son (Babam ve Oglum) was awarded the Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Picture prizes by SIYAD (Turkish Film Critics' Association). After telling a fantastic story with The Messenger (Ulak) in 2007, the director made a great ticketbox success in Turkey in 2008 with Alone (Issiz Adam) which was also written and directed by him. Irmak's 2009 film In Darkness (Karanliktakiler) had its US premiere at the Boston Turkish Film Festival. His 2011 film My Grandfather's People (Dedemin Insanlari) was another box office success. Most of the director's earlier works were also screened in our festival.

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DIRECTOR PRESENT

Written and Directed by
Çağan Irmak

Cast:
Aras Bulut İynemli, Deniz Celiloğlu, Aslı Enver, Zuhal Gencer, Uğur Güneş, Gürkan Uygun, Sumru Yavrucuk

2013 / 92 min.
with English subtitles

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Friday, April 4, 2014 | 7:30 pm
Remis Auditorium

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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