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


Hükümet Kadın 2

Govern-Mum 2 Hukumet Kadin 2 Sermiyan Midyat

Rewind the clock to seven years before the time of ‘Hükümet Kadın’ (Govern-Mum). The year is 1949, the season is spring. A time of prohibition. Books, newspapers, words are banned. Promises of freedom remain empty promises. The only hope lies in the ballot box.

Xate, southeast Turkey’s first female mayor, leads a life as wife to the mayor of Midyat, Aziz Veysel, unaware as yet of the mayoral duties awaiting her. Faruk, the town’s incorrigible wannabe mayor, carries on as a wilfully eligible bachelor. But in entertaining fantasies of mayorship, Faruk must also entertain the prospect of marriage. One morning, while sending Aziz Veysel off to his town-hall office, Xate is confronted with a nasty surprise. And this surprise will put Xate and Faruk against one another once more. Faruk, an inveterate liar even to himself, will soon find himself competing with Xate, an inveterate truth-teller, over election promises. With the bombshell announcement of an early election in town, the plot thickens and hilarity hits a high!


Sermiyan MidyatSermiyan Midyat (1974, Ankara) started his career as an actor in "Nöbetçi Tiyatro" (Ortaoyuncular), studying with distinguished actors Ferhan Şensoy, Derya Baykal, Rasim Öztekin, and Tuncel Kurtiz. He continued to study academic drama between 1993-1996 at "Kadıköy Halk Eğitim Merkezi". He studied Chemical Engineering at Istanbul University between 1994-1997, and later switched to study Business in the Faculty of Management. He performed acting and worked as assistant to directors at the Kadıköy Halk Eğitim Merkezi, while he continued to study with masters such as Haluk Bilginer and Zuhal Olcay. In the following years he acted in many films both in cinema and TV, and directed plays in theaters. He is also a playwright and writes song lyrics.

His filmography as a director includes Ay Lav Yu (2010), Govern-Mum (2013), and Govern-Mum 2 (2013).

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Written and Directed by
Sermiyan Midyat

Demet Akbağ, Ercan Kesal, Sermiyan Midyat

2013 / 105 min.
with English subtitles

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Saturday, April 5, 2014 | 12:30 pm
Remis Auditorium

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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