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


Mutlu Aile Defteri

Happy Family Journal - Mutlu Aile Defteri - Nihat Durak

This is a film about the funny story of Yıldırım Taşyumruk and his 3 children, each more worthy than the other…

Retired colonel Yıldırım who is rather stern and authoritarian in disposition, has taken on the responsibility of raising his kids after his wife’s death but because of his tough personality, has totally worn them down. So after a certain age, all kids have tried to run away as far as they could from their father, having estranged themselves from him as well as each other.

However, years later, the siblings have to get back together because of an accident. It is like a nightmare at their age to have to get back under Yıldırım’s chain of command. Not to mention they all have secrets they have been hiding from each other and their father.

If Happy Family Journal were a textbook, its teaching would be this: “Love does not grow on the manure of authority. Because the love plant whose Latin name we don’t know, can blossom anywhere through four seasons given its unabashed nature.”


Nihat DurakNihat Durak is a film director and script writer. He has directed many TV films and series since 1996. His feature films as director are “Yaban” (1996), First Love (İlk Aşk, 2006, Adana Golden Boll Film Festival Yılmaz Güney Special Jury Prize), Happy Family Journal (Mutlu Aile Defteri (2013).




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Written and Directed by
Nihat Durak

Tuncel Kurtiz, İlker Aksum, Öner Erkan, Binnur Kaya, Bülent Emrah Parlak, Büşra Pekin, Goncagül Sunar

2013 / 94 min.
with English subtitles

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Sunday, April 6, 2014 | 3:00 pm
Alfond Auditorium

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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