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



Cold - Soguk - Ugur Yucel

Kars, a border city in the northeast of Turkey. The rough and remorseless spirit of Caucasian culture is in complete accordance with the cold climate of the region. In winter, Kars becomes a city that offers no way out. Three Russian sisters work in a night club. A railroad worker, who has never known a woman other than his wife, falls in love with the youngest of them. He develops a passion for the woman that makes him abandon everything else. The railroad worker’s younger brother is a thuggish, dangerous sort. Even though he has a wife and a good home, the brother won’t give up on the city’s night life. He, too, hangs around the three sisters, spending his nights out drinking and having a good time in clubs. The youngest of the Russian sisters, Irina, has only three days left until her return to Russia. In the events that follow, nothing goes as either the railroad worker or the sisters have planned.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Berlin Film Festival – Panorama, Germany (2013)
  • Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey (2013)


Ugur YucelUğur Yücel (Istanbul, 1957) studied acting at the Istanbul Conservatoire and launched a career of one-man shows in 1977. Six years later, he began acting in feature films and made his directorial debut with a short film in 1990. He projected the silent film on a big screen and accompanied it himself on stage with percussion instruments. He is an active actor, writer, director and composer for feature films and television series. As one of the most acclaimed actors of his time, Uğur Yücel is highly respected for his ability to ‘migrate’ into the souls of the characters he plays.


My World (Benim Dunyam, 2013)
Cold (Soguk, 2013)
The Dragon Trap (Ejder Kapanı, 2010)
The Woman of My Life (Hayatımın Kadınısın, 2006)
Toss Up (Yazı Tura, 2004)





Written and Directed by
Uğur Yücel

Cenk M. Alibeyoğlu, A. Rifat Sungar, Valeria Skorokhodova, Yulia Vanyukova, Yulia Erenler

2012 / 105 min.
with English subtitles


Saturday, March 29, 2014 | 12:30 pm Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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