10TH BOSTON TURKISH FESTIVALSM

Colors of Turkey

Festival Program


New Turkish Cinema at the Brattle Theater

 
THE BRIEFCASE  
 
(Çanta)
 
 
Directed and written by Emre Sahin 
 
 
Cast: Ali Atay, Ceyda Sener, Oner Erkan, Abdullah Sahin, Sema Onur, Mehmet Gulerbasli
 
 
2004, 31 minutes
In Turkish with English subtitles
 
 
Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 9:45pm
Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 5:15pm
 
(Screened with Urban Guerillas)
 
 
Brattle Theater
40 Brattle Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge
 
Validated parking at University Place Garage and Charles Square Garage
 

About Director EMRE SAHIN:

Emre Sahin studied film at Emerson College in Boston. While a student at Emerson, Sahin's short film Fetish was awarded two acclaimed Evvy Awards (Best Film, Best Editing). After graduation he was awarded the coveted Panavision scholarship where he trained with some of the world's leading directors of photography. He has directed and edited documentaries and television shows for networks such as ABC, ABC Family, MTV, VH1, The History Channel, The Travel Channel, The Food Network, TLC, and The Discovery Channel. Sahin currently splits his time working and living in Los Angeles and Istanbul.

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:
 
The story of three strangers in the gritty, yet enchanting streets of Istanbul who each unknowingly possess the object of the other's desire - thus sending them on a collision course full of surreal twists and turns and life altering results.
 
Festivals and Awards:
 
Best Cinematography, Beverly Hills International Film Festival
 
Official Selection in:
Palm Springs International Festival of Shorts
Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival
Rhode Island International Film Festival
Westchester International Film Festival
Beverly Hills International Film Festival
Diversity Film Festival, Washington D.C.
Palm Beach International Film Festival
Savannah International Film Festival
San Fransisco World Film Festival
Bay Street Film Festival
The FAIF Film Festival
Indiefest