18th Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival | March 21 - April 28 2019

A FADING LANGUAGE, A FADING CUISINE
Kaybolan Bir Dil, Kaybolan Bir Mutfak

Winner of Best Documentary Audience Award in Boston Turkish Festival's
13th Annual Documentary & Short Film Competition

Kaybolan Bir Dil Kaybolan Bir Mutfak | A Fading Language A Fading Cuisine

Directed by Deniz Alphan

Doc. / 2017 / 57' 22" / with English subtitles

The documentary chronicles the progressive loss of the centuries-old language and food culture of the Jewish community that immigrated to the Ottoman Empire from the Iberian Peninsula in 1492.  The film opens with a display of photographs illustrating both the pleasant and the troublesome times of Sephardic families in Turkey. Academics, writers, and native speakers talk about the extinction of the Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) language and the simultaneous loss of Sephardic culinary practices.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition, USA: Best Documentary Award
  • Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey: Special Screening
  • 20th Rendezvous Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey

Director DENÄ°Z ALPHAN

Deniz Alphan

Deniz Alphan (Istanbul, 1947) is a journalist. She worked as the editor-in-chief of the weekend supplements of two daily newspapers, Sabah and Milliyet. She retained the same position in the Vizyon magazine for about twenty years. She has also worked as a copywriter and as a commercial director. She is the writer of two books, Dina’s Kitchen and There is a Man in the Kitchen. Her documentary, A Fading Language, a Fading Cuisine is her first experience in filmmaking.


SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019
11:00 am

Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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Winners of Boston Turkish Festival's
13th Annual Documentary &
Short Film Competition

Passenger/ Yolcu
Best Short Film Audience Award

Toprak
Best Short Film

A Story with Music / Muzikli Bir Hikaye
Best Documentary

A Fading Language A Fading Cuisine / Kaybolan Bir Dil Kaybolan Bir Mutfak Best Documentary Audience Award

Panel discussion on Turkish cinema moderated by film critic Peter Keough after film screenings

Kaybolan Bir Dil Kaybolan  Bir Mutfak | A Fading Language A Fading Cuisine

 

 

 
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