Boston Turkish Film Festival
The Films of Dervis Zaim
February 23-26, 2012

Cenneti Beklerken - Waiting for Heaven


Cenneti Beklerken

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Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 1:15 p.m.

Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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Written and Directed by Dervis Zaim

Serhat Tutumluer, Melisa Sozen, Mesut Akusta, Nihat Ileri, Riza Sonmez

2006 / 107 min. / In Turkish with English subtitles


Eflatun is a master miniature artist who's living in 17th century Istanbul. One day, he's taken to the vizier's mansion by force. There he learns that Danyal, one of the Ottoman princes who has ignited an insurrection, is arrested in a far off state and to be executed soon. Eflatun is ordered to make a portrait of the rebel prince who's been condemned to death in a Western manner to help the authorities be certain on the identity of him. Upon the order, Eflatun sets off for an arduous journey to Anatolia. He picks up a girl named Leyla en route. Together, they find themselves in a great venture fraught with sensations.


  • Golden Orange Film Festival, Antalya, Turkey (2007): Best Special Effects
  • Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey (2007): Best Art Direction, Best Music
  • Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt (2007)
  • Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey (2007)
  • Med Film Festival, Rome, Italy (2006)




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