Colors of Turkey

Festival Program

Turkish Directors Abroad at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Yildizlar Arasinda / Zwischen den Sternen
Directed and written by Seyhan Derin
Cast: Arzu Bazman, Fatih Alas, Dennis Grabosch, Volker Büdts, Dinah Maria Helal, Sigo Lorfeo, Lilia Lehner, Nina Juraga
2001, 89 minutes
In German and Turkish with English subtitles
Sunday, November 27, 2005 at 8:00pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Remis Auditorium
460 Huntington Avenue









Deniz loves Umut and Umut loves Deniz. 
They want to do everything, that they can stay together. But the extern circumstances aren´t positive. A hard time of trial…
In this sweet story of tested love, Deniz, a 19-year-old student, meets Umut while on vacation in Turkey. They fall in love, and in an attempt to stay together, Umut travels to Germany using a false passport. But once there, the couple are forced to address their very different backgrounds: Deniz's family is already established in Germany while Umut now finds himself on the run from the authorities, far from home. 
Festivals and Awards:
Hessische Filmtage, Germany (2003)
Max Ophüls Film Festival, Germany (2002)
Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey (2002)
About Director Seyhan Derin:
Seyhan Derin was born in 1969 in Caycuma/Turkey. She moved to the Federal Republic of Germany in 1972, and attended schools in Saarland and Hessen from 1975-88. She worked on various film projects from 1988-91 and studied at Filmshool Munich. She is a director and scriptwriter.
Die Poesie des TodesIn productionDokumentary (2002)
Papierdrachen Screenplay fiction (2002)
Gute Zeiten Schlechte ZeitenDaily (Director in many parts) (2002)
Between the Stars (Zwischen den Sternen) (2001)
Views and Memories of a director of photography in Turkish Hollywood / Documentary (1998)
Ben annemin kiziyim (Ich bin Tochter meiner Mutter) / Documentary with fiction parts (1996)
Die Beständigkeit der Erinnerung / Experimentalfilm (1994)
Zelt der Träume / Short (1994)
Unberührt / Short (1993)
Per Luftpost / Shortfilm (1992)