Boston Turkish Film Festival

THE FILMS OF REHA ERDEM

November 30 - December 9, 2007

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Cenneti Beklerken - Waiting for Heaven

Boston Turkish Film Festival and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston are proud to present the first retrospective of Director Reha Erdem films in North America.

TIMES AND WINDS
Beş Vakit

A RUN FOR MONEY
Kaç Para Kaç

 

Mud

 

WHAT'S A HUMAN ANYWAY
Korkuyorum Anne

OH MOON
A Ay

 

ANY TIME IN OCTOBER
Ekim'de Hiç Bir Kere

 

SONG OF THE SEA
Deniz Türküsü

All films are with English subtitles

 

Reha Erdem began his studies in history at Bogazici University in Istanbul. In 1983, he went to Paris 8 University to major in Cinema and Modern Art and completed a graduate degree. He directed his first feature film, A Ay (Oh Moon) in 1989. It received awards at the Nantes Film Festival, and was screened at the Locarno, Moscow, Vancouver and Dunkerque Film Festivals. His second feature, Kac Para Kac (A Run for Money, 1999) represented Turkey at the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. It was featured at the Tokyo, Munich, London, Oslo, Thessaloniki and Seattle Film Festivals, and also was screened in the 3rd Boston Turkish Film Festival in 2004. Erdem was invited to direct Hizmetciler (The Maids) by Jean Genet for the Istanbul National Theater in 1991. He directed a short film called Deniz Turkusu (The Sea Song), inspired by the poem of famous Turkish poet Yahya Kemal Bayatli. Since 1990, he has directed over a hundred TV commercials. In 1993, he founded Atlantik Film production company with Omer Atay.

Filmography:

Times and Winds / Beş Vakit (2006)
What's A Human Anyway? / Korkuyorum Anne (a.k.a. İnsan Nedir ki?, 2004)
Song of the Sea / Deniz Türküsü (Short, 2001)
A Run for Money / Kaç Para Kaç (1999)
Oh Moon / A Ay (1989)

 

 
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