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


Benim Dünyam

My World - Benim Dunyam - Ugur Yucel

Taking place in Büyükada in the 1950’s, this is the story of Elâ, a little girl who became blind and deaf due to an illness she had at the age of two, and therefore, is unaware of the concepts of the world and doesn’t fit in, and her teacher Mahir who dedicates his life to making her better. Elâ, who has known nothing about the world until the age of 8, crosses paths with Mahir, who has dedicated his life to helping disabled people after tragically losing his older sister who was in a similar condition to Elâ’s. They start a journey which takes them from darkness towards light, and there is a single word that is never used: Impossible... My World is the story of people who can see only darkness and those who make them redefine it.


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)

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Written and Directed by
Uğur Yücel

Beren Saat, Uğur Yücel, Ayça Bingöl, Turgay Kantürk, Hazar Ergüçlü

2013 / 108 min.
with English subtitles

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | 7:30 pm
Alfond Auditorium

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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