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


Sen Aydınlatırsın Geceyi

Thou Gild'st the Even - Sen Aydinlatirsin Geceyi - Onur Unlu

“Man is created of ’anxiety’.”Euripides.

In a small Anatolian town life goes on; Cemal is an assistant referee in football matches, Yasemin works in an egg factory, Defne is a street vendor who sells books, Doctor Irfan is occupied with his patients... In this town with two suns and three full moons in the sky, Cemal -who can see through the walls- has no expectation out of life and looks for a way out with Yasemin -who can move objects with her fingers- as he was trying to deal with the distress that fell on his. However, Defne, who can freeze time will muddle things up; Yasemin’s immortal boss’ actions will contradict the invisible elementary school teacher’s advices who is trying to eliminate the worries of Cemal. Thou Gild’st the Even is a black and white movie about the ordinary sorrows, worries and troubles of the townsmen with extraordinary abilities.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey (2013): Best Film, Best Screenplay,  Best Editing, FIPRESCI Prize
  • Toronto International Film Festival (2013)
  • Dubai International Film Festival (2013)

Director ONUR ÜNLÜ

Reha ErdemOnur Ünlü went on to complete his MA at Marmara University, School of Communication Sciences after graduating from Anadolu University, School of Communication Sciences. Since 1997 he has realized many projects as screenwriter, copywriter, producer and director.


Thou Gild'st the Even (Sen Aydınlatırsın Geceyi, 2013)
The Extremely Tragic Story of Celal Tan and His Family (Celal Tan ve Ailesinin Aşırı Acıklı Hikayesi, 2011)
Five Cities (Beş Şehir, 2009)
Son of the Sun (Güneşin Oğlu, 2008)
The Kid (Çocuk, 2007)
Police (Polis, 2006)

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Written and Directed by
Onur Ünlü

Deniz Hasgüler, Onur Ünsal, Sabahattin Yakut, Yıldırım Şimşek

2013 / 107 min.
with English subtitles

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Friday, March 28, 2014 | 7:30 p.m. Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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