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


Senin Hikayen

Your Story - Senin Hikayen - Tolga Ornek

Hakan who is an energetic, high-spirited and funny family guy and Esra who is more realistic, by the book and an independent woman are a career-focused couple in their mid-30s. Both careers and the 7 year-marriage of this harmonious couple come to a crossroad; the decision of having a baby… At this point, Hakan’s mother, Meral who is obsessed with being a grandmother, steps in. Against all the objections of Orhan, the calm, loving and reasonable father of Hakan, the situation becomes more complicated and comical because of the sweet interventions of lovely but dominant Meral. Unfortunately there is an important reason for Meral’s haste, to put this baby issue at the top of the family agenda... And out of the blue, the pregnancy news arrive.

It isn’t difficult to be happy in any condition for people who can manage to be a real family and who put love and devotion in the center of their lives. Especially when the good news of a new life has opened up new horizons… But the financial situation, responsibility of being parents, the mother’s condition… How will a baby change all these lives?


Tolga OrnekTolga Örnek was born in 1972. He studied metallurgical engineering at Istanbul Technical University.  Between 1994-1996 he earned an MA on materials science and engineering at the University of Florida, and in 1996 with a two-year master’s program in cinema and video at the American University in Washington, D.C. His filmography includes Atatürk (doc., 1998), Fenerbahçe (doc., 1999), Mount Nemrud: The Throne of the Gods (Tanrıların Tahtı: Nemrud, doc., 2000), The Hittites (Hititler, docu-drama, 2003), Gallipoli (Gelibolu, docu-drama, 2005), Cars of the Revolution (Devrim Arabaları, 2008), Losers Anonymous (Kaybedenler Kulübü, 2011), The Labyrinth (Labirent, 2012), Your Story (Senin Hikayen, 2013). Most of the director’s previous films were screened at the Boston Turkish Film Festival in various years.





Written and Directed by
Tolga Örnek

Selma Ergeç, Timuçin Esen, Nevra Serezli, Sait Genay

2013 / 103 min.
with English subtitles


Saturday, April 5, 2014 | 3:00 pm
Remis Auditorium

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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