Boston Turkish Film Festival

The Films of Dervis Zaim
February 23-26, 2012

Nokta - Dot



Friday, February 24, 2012 - 8:00 p.m.

Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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Written and Directed by Dervis Zaim

Cast: Mehmet Ali Nuroglu, Serhat Kilic, Settar Tanriögen, Sener Kökkaya, Mustafa Uzunyilmaz, Nadi Güler, Numan Acar

2008 / 78 min. / In Turkish with English subtitles




Derviş Zaim’s latest film recounts the tale of a man tormented by a crime he once committed and now anxious to redeem himself. Prevailed upon by a friend, Ahmet is reluctantly involved in the theft of an invaluable antique Koran. However, this act pushes him into unwanted and unfamiliar territory. The action of the film, which advances along an axis of crime and punishment, organically incorporates one of Turkey’s traditional art forms, calligraphy, into the story. Strikingly, calligraphy marks both language and the content in the film’s structure as a single, fluid shot. Dot follows on the heels of Waiting for Heaven (Cenneti Beklerken), a film woven around the traditional art of miniature painting.  



  • Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt (2008): Best Digital Film Award
  • Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey (2008):  Best Director Award and Special Jury Prize
  • Montpellier Film Festival, France (2008): Best Score Award
  • Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey (2008): Best Director Award
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece (2008)
  • Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria (2008)
  • Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Ireland (2009)




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