6th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FESTIVALSM

October 29 - November 30, 2001


Monday, October 29, 6:30 p.m.

TURKISH REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION

Film: CUMHURIYET - THE REPUBLIC

Director: Ziya Oztan, Cast: Rutkay Aziz, Savas Dincel.
1998, 150 minutes. In Turkish.

Cumhuriyet is a film on the political and historical events of the first years of the Republic of Turkey (1922-1933), and private life of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, his relationships with his mother, his adopted children, and his marriage.


Wednesday, October 31, 8:15 p.m.

Jazz Concert: EMIR ISILAY

Featuring original compositions by Emir Isilay:

    Emir Isilay, piano & keys
    Gilad Ronen, sax
    Devrim Eldelekli, guitar
    Marco Panascia, bass
    Ko Kanza, drums

Saturday, November 3, 4 p.m.

Film: DURUSMA - TRIAL

Director: Yalcin Yelence
Cast: Meltem Cumbul, Zafer Algoz, Guven Kirac, Rutkay Aziz, Mehmet Akan, Meral Cetinkaya.
1999, 112 minutes. In Turkish with English subtitles.

Trial is a humorous story of "virginity" which takes place in an old district of Istanbul. The story is about Nazan, the beautiful girl in the neighborhood, who had two weddings but succeeded to stay a virgin. As her ex-husbands compete for Nazan's hand, her mother tries to land the best opportunity for herself.


Saturday, November 10, 2:30 p.m.

Film: ASANSOR - THE ELEVATOR

 
Director: Mustafa Altioklar
Cast: Arzu Yanardag, Demet Sener, Funda Barin, Nurseli Idiz, Mustafa Ugurlu.
1999, 90 minutes. In Turkish with English subtitles.

Young, famous, rich, the gold of the media... A leading TV reality show host, free of financial worries, thinks nothing of hurting people or causing them grief. To him, privacy and the right to a private life are no concepts. Only one day, he finds himself perched on the edge of a dark abyss that ranges from the high street gangs to the death of innocent people... Confronted abruptly with reality in the erratic elevator of life, he is set to learn about love, affection and betrayal. But will this be enough to save his life?


Saturday, November 10, 7 p.m.

Commemorating Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Documentary: "ATATURK VE MILLI MUCADELE"

A documentary on the independence war of Turkey and the life of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey. The film includes archival footage of World War I, Turkish War of Independence, and Ataturk's fifteen years as President of Turkey until his death on November 10, 1938.

1966, 100 minutes. In Turkish.


Friday, November 23, 4 p.m.

Film: KURT KANUNU - THE WOLF LAW

Director: Ersin Pertan
Cast: Nihat Akcan, Bennu Gerede, Umit Yesin, Humeyra, Yilmaz Zafer.
1990, 122 minutes. In Turkish with English subtitles.

Based on the novel by Kemal Tahir. The story is set in the early years of the Republic.


Saturday, November 24, 4 p.m.

Film: GOLGE OYUNU - THE SHADOW PLAY

Director: Yavuz Turgul
Cast: Sener Sen, Sevket Altug.
1992, 106 minutes. In Turkish with English subtitles.

Two comedians, who perform in cheap night clubs and struggle for daily survival, find themselves in the middle of extraordinary and surreal events.


Friday, November 30, 2 p.m.

Film: MAVI SURGUN - THE BLUE EXILE

Director: Erden Kiral
Cast: Can Togay, Ayse Romey, Hanna Schygulla.
1993, 112 minutes. In Turkish with English subtitles.

Winner of 1994 Istanbul International Film Festival Golden Tulip Award.

Based on the novel by Cevat Sakir Kabaagac, also known as "Halikarnas Balikcisi", the film is a biographic story of the famous author about his exile to Bodrum in the 1920s, where he later settled and spent the rest of his life.


 
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