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


El Yazısı

One Day or Another - El Yazisi - Ali Vatansever

Set in a humble Anatolian town, One Day or Another follows three stories on the day the town is welcoming its very first foreign English teacher.

When an accidental tourist is mistaken for the teacher, the winds of change begin to blow. The first story is young Ahmet’s. He loves a girl from the village, but faces opposition from both the townspeople and the villagers. Today, as he’s planning to elope with his beloved, Ahmet is assigned to guide the foreign teacher around town. The second story is about pharmacist Zeynep, a woman from the big city. She’s about to marry the town’s respected teacher Celal. It’s today that Volkan, a drug company rep and old friend, arrives to do a stock-take. The wedding news is a surprise for him. And finally there’s Ragıp, an eight-year-old boy on a quest for his missing love letter to Zeynep. When the letter gets stolen during the welcome ceremony, he follows up the clues with Sevgi, a young village girl who has a crush on Ahmet.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey (2012)
  • Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival Turkey (2008): Script Development Award


Ali VatanseverAli Vatansever (Istanbul, 1981) graduated from Istanbul Technical University with a B.Sc. degree in industrial product design and Istanbul Bilgi University with an MA Fulbright Grant. He recently completed his MFA degree in film production at Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. He now teaches film art at Istanbul Technical University. In 2003, he began his film career directing short films. Since then, his films have been shown and won acclaim at various film festivals. He is the co-founder of the production company Terminal.


One Day or Another (El Yazısı, 2012)
Marc the Autologiste (Otolog Marc, medium, 2008)
Modern Art (Modern Sanat, short, 2006)
Tree (Ağaç, short, 2005)
Dream of a Bottle (Şişenin Düşü, short, 2005)
All of a Sudden (Birdenbire, short, 2004)
Wall (Duvar, short, 2003)

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Written and Directed by
Ali Vatansever

Cansu Dere, Sarp Akkaya, Wilma Elles, Sercan Badur, Baran Akbulut, Kenan Bal, Salih Kalyon

2012 / 94 min.
with English subtitles

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Sunday, April 6, 2014 | 12:30 pm
Alfond Auditorium

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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