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Derin Nefes Al

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Written and Directed by Başak Büyükçelen
Cast: Nesrin Cavadzade, Celal Kadri Kinoğlu, Ercan Kesal, Mine Tüfekçioğlul
Short / 8 min. / 2012


A high school student, raised in a modern family, is taken to a gynecologist for a virginity test by her parents.  The psychologically and physically traumatizing examination makes her realize she doesn’t have control over her own body. She will do anything she can to take the control back.



Basak BuyukcelenBaşak Büyükçelen holds a Business Administration degree from Istanbul University and a film diploma from Vancouver Film School. Her first film, ‘Ikilem’ won awards at film festivals. She is currently working on her feature film ‘Kıskaç’, which was selected to Script Station, a script development program organized by Berlinale Film Festival. She participated in Berlinale Talent Campus, Locarno Summer Academy, Sarajevo Talent Campus, Puglia Experience, and she also is a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at Nottingham Trent University, England.

Saturday, November 16, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston