Unutursam Fısılda

Whisper if I Forget | Unutursam Fisilda | Cagan Irmak | Boston Turkish Film Festival

Two sisters. Two singers. Each chasing career, freedom and love, while keeping a deep, dark secret. A reunion, years later, will reveal what it all means.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada (2014)
  • SIYAD (Turkish Film Critics Association) Awards (2015): Best Music, Best Art Directing


Cagan IrmakÇağan Irmak graduated from Aegean University, School of Press and Broadcasting from the Department of Radio-TV. He was awarded the Sedat Simavi Prize for his short films Fairy-Tale and Victim, which were shot during his time at the university. In 1992, he started working in the movie industry as an assistant director to various acclaimed directors. His short film Play Me Old and Wise, which he both wrote and directed, was awarded the first runner up prize at IFSAK (Istanbul Photography and Cinema Association) in 1998.

After his extensive experience as an assistant director, Irmak started to work as a director in television and quickly made a name for himself with his original style of story-telling and his technical expertise. He eventually became a household name with two projects; Asmalı Konak (2002), which was also shown on Greek television, and Çemberimde Gül Oya (2004), which was a project that he had written himself and had managed to shed light on a specific period of political history bringing a wide range of audiences together despite their generational gaps.

His first feature film Wish Me Luck (Bana Şans Dile) was produced in 2001. In 2003 his second feature film which he wrote and directed, All About Mustafa (Mustafa Hakkında Herşey), was highly acclaimed by film critics. In 2005 his third feature film, which he again had both written and directed, My Father and Son (Babam ve Oğlum) was awarded the Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Picture prizes by SIYAD (Turkish Film Critics' Association). After telling a fantastic story with The Messenger (Ulak) in 2007, which was screened at the 8th Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival in 2009, the director made a great ticket box success in Turkey in 2008 with Alone (Issız Adam).

Irmak's 2009 film In Darkness (Karanlıktakiler) had its US premiere at the 9th Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival. Irmak's 2011 film My Grandfather's People (Dedemin İnsanları) was another box office success, and his 2013 film Are We OK? (Tamam mıyız?) was screened at the 13th Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival in 2014.

SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
3:00 pm
Remis Auditorium

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston


Whisper if I Forget | Unutursam Fisilda | Cagan Irmak | Boston Turkish Film Festival

Directed by
Çağan Irmak


Hümeyra, Işıl Yücesoy,
Farah Zeynep Abdullah,
Mehmet Günsür, Kerem Bursin

2014 / 123 min.
with English subtitles

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