Mixed Tape | Karisik Kaset | Tunc Sahin | Boston Turkish Film Festival

Circle, to a large extent is a tragic-comic story of three people, which revolves around a brand new but unused airport. Circle is a peculiar story of an ordinary man caught between an untimely romance and brave new hostile world in which hopelessness, submission, courage become existential methods. Tragicomic story of three people, Feramus, Betül and Arif who conjure up interesting solutions to the extraordinary situations and obstacles generated by the turn of the social wheel is set in a brand new yet unused airport which is an allegory for a dysfunctional socio-political system.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Adana Golden Boll International Film Festival, Turkey  (2013): Best Film, Best Director
  • Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey (2014): Best Film, Best Actress (Nazan Kesal), Best Actor (Fatih Al), Best Supporting Actor (Erol Babaoğlu)
  • Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey
  • Recipient of the EEFA Network Scholarship Program
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic: Works in Progress Section
  • Trieste Film Festival, Italy: When East Meets West

Director ATIL İNAÇ

Atil InacAtıl İnaç was born into a family of filmmakers: his mother was a screenwriter and his father a producer. İnaç went to the United States for high school education. Upon graduation, he studied philosophy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Later, Inac earned his degree in Boğaziçi University (Istanbul), Philosophy Department. He continued his academic studies at Claremont Graduate University - Philosophy Department, specializing in philosophy of language. He worked as a producer for TRT (Turkish Radio Television) in three radio shows which were broadcast nationwide in Turkey. İnaç's amateur studies in jazz music led him to produce and host jazz-oriented radio shows on Açık Radyo, a prominent, private Turkish radio station. He also wrote articles on and did interviews with jazz musicians and jazz composers.

During his graduate studies, Atıl İnaç worked for Pittard Sullivan Branding Firm in Los Angeles as branding development consultant. Upon his return to Istanbul, he started writing and directing TV series and sitcoms for most of the major television networks in Turkey between 2003-2007. İnaç completed his feature debut Zincirbozan in 2007, a controversial political depiction of the 1980 military coup d'état in Turkey. Atıl İnaç's second feature, Kolpaçino, was a blockbuster comedy which was distributed both nationally and internationally. A Step into the Darkness / Buyuk Oyun was his third film, which was partially shot in post-war Iraq, which went to numerous international film festivals. He co-directed the feature drama The Partner (Ortak) in association with his director brother Ulas İnaç. The Circle (Daire) is Atıl İnaç's last feature film, centered around the social decadence and its destructive reflections on the lives of urbanized, educated and thus tamed middle class people in the midst of a political and economical turmoil of the past decade in Turkey.

7:00 pm
Alfond Auditorium

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston


Circle | Daire | Atil Inac | Boston Turkish Film Festival

Directed by
Atıl İnaç


Fatih Al, Nazan Kesal,
Erol Babaoğlu, Selen Uçer

2014 / 91 min.
with English subtitles

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