Boston Turkish Film Festival

The Films of Dervis Zaim
February 23-26, 2012

Mud - Camur



Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 3:30 p.m.

Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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Written and Directed by Dervis Zaim

Cast: Engin Alkan, Taner Birsel, Yelda Reynaud, Mustafa Ugurlu, Bulent Yarar

2003 / 98 min.
In Turkish with English subtitles




Due to a mysterious illness, Ali loses his voice. His sister, Ayse, believes that science can help him, but he knows that something more is needed. He turns to the rumored healing powers of the lake on the Turkey–Cyprus boarder, and when Ali stumbles upon the statue of an ancient fertility god buried in the mud, his friend sees a potential money-making opportunity. However, his get-rich-quick scheme puts everyone in danger.



  • Venice Film Festival, Italy (2003): UNESCO Award
  • 14th Orhan Ariburnu Awards, Turkey (2003): Mehmet Emin Toprak Prize


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