10TH BOSTON TURKISH FESTIVALSM

Colors of Turkey

Festival Program


New Turkish Cinema at the Brattle Theater

 
AN EYE FOR A TOOTH
 
 
Directed by Murat Kebir  
Story by Murat Kebir  
Screenplay by Chris Adams
 
 
Cast: Taylan Halici, Lorna Bennett, Akin Gazi, Yalcin Kaftanoglu, Binnur Izmirli, Can Ozan Eryeler, Nevin Efe, Halik Kumova, Mehmet Ali Nuroglu, Selin Iscan
 
 
2005, 15 minutes
In English and Turkish with English subtitles
 
 
Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 3:00pm
 
(Screened with Kebab Connection)
 
 
Brattle Theater
40 Brattle Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge
 
Validated parking at University Place Garage and Charles Square Garage
 
 
 
About Director Murat Kebir:
Murat Kebir was born in Ankara / Turkey in 1968. 
After graduating from electronics studies in Turkey, he  went to work for TRT Turkish Radio and Television as an editor on a wide range of projects, including documentaries and dramas. 
He moved to England 14 years ago becoming an assistant editor in some of the best reputed post-production houses, where his work included major projects for the BBC, Sky TV and Channel 4.  For the past eight years he has been a senior editor at Sky Television. An Eye for a Tooth marks Murat Kebir's directorial debut.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Synopsis:
 
 
Efkan is a successful businessman living in London who has his comfortable life thrown into turmoil when he learns that he is the target of a killer. An unknown assassin from his native Turkey has decided that he must die to satisfy a generations-old feud. Charlotte, Efkan's wife, is outraged upon learning of this code of revenge, and in fear of the thought that their 5-year-old son Harry could become a victim of this bizarre tradition. Barak, the duty-bound killer, is as much a victim of tradition as his intended target. 
 
An Eye for a Tooth tells the story of two families interwoven over several generations, most of whose members place honour above life and death in the name of the all real tradition called "Kan Davasi" (the Blood Feud), while a courageous few believe it is wiser to question tradition.