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

YOZGAT BLUES

Yozgat Blues - Mahmut Fazil Coskun

In his second feature, Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun, who won numerous awards with Wrong Rosary turns his camera to the provinces. Yozgat Blues depicts the change that rural characters go through and the related profound emotional rupture. Yavuz is a music teacher at a course offered by the municipality and he sings old French chansons at shopping malls. One of his students, Neşe, demonstrates products at supermarkets. Upon receiving a job offer, Yavuz moves to Yozgat with Neşe. Even though they try hard to promote their show with the help of the barber´s apprentice Sabri and his radio host friend, the music they make doesn´t attract much interest from the locals. Yavuz depends on Neşe for emotional support in order to go on, but Neşe is interested in other lives. Their relationships with life and their expectations don´t turn out to be what they initially wanted. In time, their relationship gets complicated and moves to unexpected directions.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Asia Pacific Screen Awards (2013): Best Performance by an Actress (Ayça Damgacı)
  • Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey (2013): Best Actor (Ercan Kesal)
  • Warsaw International Film Festival, Turkey (2013): FIPRESCI Prize
  • Hamburg Film Festival, Germany (2013)
  • San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain (2013)

Director MAHMUT FAZIL COŞKUN

Mahmut Fazil CoskunMahmut Fazıl Coşkun (1973) studied film at UCLA and Istanbul Bilgi University. He has been working professionally as a documentary and commercial film director since 2000. His first feature film, Wrong Rosary, won awards both national and international.

Filmography

Yozgat Blues (2013)
Architect Sinan (Mimar Sinan, docu-drama, 2010)
Wrong Rosary (Uzak İhtimal, 2009)
Living Cahit Zarifoğlu (Yaşamak Cahit Zarifoğlu, doc., 2004)
Roger Garaudy – Komunist (doc., 2003)
Aliya (doc., 2002)

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Written and Directed by
Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun

Cast:
Ercan Kesal, Ayça Damgacı, Tansu Biçer, Nadir Sarıbacak, Kevork Malikyan

2013 / 96 min.
with English subtitles

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Sunday, March 30, 2014 | 3:00 pm Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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