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


İnadına Film Çekmek

Boston Turkish Film Festival Award for Excellence in Turkish Cinema
will be presented to filmmaker Reis Çelik following film screening

Inadina Film Cekmek - Film Against All Odds - Tuncel Kurtiz - Reis Celik

A documentary about the making of Tales of Intransigence (Inat Hikayeleri), perhaps the only one of its kind.

Director Reis Çelik decides to undertake an experiment in filmmaking. The film will be inspired by and centered on a single word: "intransigence".

Reis Celik and Tuncel Kurtiz travel to the easternmost point of Turkey, 2,000 kilometres away from Istanbul.

There is no formal script. There is no crew. The director himself is in charge of everything. The cast is composed of a single person: actor Tuncel Kurtiz. The townspeople of Çıldır join him.

Finally, the premiere of the film is made with the villagers projected on a snow screen on the frozen, Çıldır Lake!


Reis CelikReis Çelik was born in Ardahan in 1961. He studied music and drama at the State Conservatory. As a student he had several essays, short stories, poems and reviews published in literary and political periodicals. In 1982 he began a career in journalism, working as economics/political correspondent for various national newspapers. His first venture in the world of film came in 1982, with TV series Anadolu’dan Selam Postasi, targeting specifically Turkish immigrants in Europe. Around the same time, he began making documentary films, commercial and political campaign films, as well as maintaining an active interest in photography. To date he has held exhibitions of his photographic work in 12 countries. He played a key role in establishing ATV, one of the first private TV channels. He left the media in the mid-1990s to devote his time to cinema. His most recent film Night of Silence (Lâl Gece) received Crystal Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival in 2012.

Reis Çelik is the recipient of the 2014 Boston Turkish Festival Award for Excellence in Turkish Cinema.


Night of Silence (Lâl Gece, 2012)
Refugee (Mülteci, 2007)
Tales of Intransigence (İnat Hikayeleri, 2004)
Goodbye Tomorrow (Hoşçakal Yarın, 1998)
Let There Be Light (Işıklar Sönmesin, 1996)






Written and Directed by
Reis Çelik

Tuncel Kurtiz

2010 / 90 min.
with English subtitles


Friday, March 21, 2014 | 7:30 p.m. Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Film Screening followed by
Award Ceremony

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