Şarkı Söyleyen Kadınlar

Singing Women | Sarki Soyleyen Kadinlar | Reha Erdem | Boston Turkish Film Festival

An unlikely group of troubled women struggle with their various trials, united by extraordinary reserves of energy, courage, hope and faith. As the women transform their tragedy with songs of rebellion and life, they also infect the frustrated Adem, a child who has never grown up, with the joys of being alive and human. The film follows them throughout their inspiring, humanistic journeys into the different dimensions of existence.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Toronto Film Festival, Canada (2013): World Premiere
  • Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey (2014): Best Director, Best Supporting Actress (Deniz Hasgüler), Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Sound Design
  • Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey (2014): Best Editing
  • Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan (2013)


Reha ErdemBorn in Istanbul, Reha Erdem has graduated from Cinema Department of Paris 8 University. He obtained his MA in Plastic Arts at the same university. He shot his first feature-length film Oh Moon in 1989 as a French-Turkish co-production. He shot Run for Money (Kac Para Kac) in 1999, Mommy, I’m Scared (Korkuyorum Anne) in 2004, Times and Winds (Best Vakit) in 2006, My Only Sunshine (Hayat Var) in 2008 and Kosmos in 2009. His latest two films are Jîn and Singing Women (Sarki Soyleyen Kadinlar). He wrote all of his films except for Mommy I’m Scared, for which he was one of the co-writers. He also has short films, and directed a theater play, Maids (Les Bonnes) by Jean Genet. He currently works on two new projects.

Boston Turkish Film Festival and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston co-presented the first retrospective of Reha Erdem films in North America in 2007.

Reha Erdem was presented the Boston Turkish Film Festival Excellence in Turkish Cinema Award in 2008.


SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
12:00 pm
Alfond Auditorium

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston



| Singing Women | Sarki Soyleyen Kadinlar | Reha Erdem | Boston Turkish Film Festival

Directed by
Reha Erdem


Binnur Kaya, Philip Arditti,
Kevork Malikyan, Deniz Hasgüler

2013 / 128 min.
with English subtitles

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