Saturday, November 14, 2015
3:00 p.m.

Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington
Avenue, Boston

(3 documentaries)

Komşu Komşu Huuu!

In Competition

Directed by Bingöl Elmas
Doc. / 54 min. / 2014

Komsu Komsu Huuu | Hey Neighbor


The relationship between an old single-floor house and her neighbor residence.
A monster called urban transformation continues in Turkey for the last few years. Haunting the neighborhoods, this monster destroys whatever is left from the history, erects glass towers everywhere and swallows a few trees left. While this monster is at work, the old and the new, and the rich and the poor start to become neighbors. A huge residence, which towers in Feriköy district in the heart of Istanbul, and Paşa neighborhood, an old settlement which tries to breath in its shadow... Our film is about the relationship between a shanty and an apartment building as neighbors in this neighborhood. A pink house tells us the story. The pink house grumbles about her new neighbor, whom she names “Cumbersome” all the time. She is not happy with the rapid changes around her.

In the story, there is the pink house and her ex-residents on one side, and the new neighbors on the other. We witness their feelings and views about each other.

Selected Festivals and Awards

Pelicam International Film Festival, Tulcea, Romania
Documentarist Istanbul Documentary Days
International Film Festival Ekotopfilm – Envirofilm, Slovakia
Environmental Film Festival in Albania (EFFA)
Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival, Ankara
Ankara International Film Festival National Documentary Film Competition
South East European Film Festival (SEEfest), Los Angeles
International Istanbul Film Festival
Sofia MENAR Film Festival, Bulgaria
International Zeugma Film Festival, Gaziantep

Bingöl ELMAS

Bingol ElmasBingöl Elmas graduated from the Radio, Television and Cinema Department of Marmara University Faculty of Communication. She worked as a reporter at various national television channels between 1998 and 2001 as well as director's assistant in TV programmers. Also she worked at The Association of Documentary Filmmakers in Turkey (BSB) for 8 years which is the only professional union in the field of documentary. She works in the Asmin Film Company as a director, producer and scriptwriter.


Hey Neighbor! (Doc., 2014)
A Handful of Land (Doc. Series, 2013)
Playing House (Doc., 2012)
My Letter to Pippa (Doc., 2010)
Romania Intl. Film Festival (Doc., 2010)
TransAsia (Doc., 2008)
CicadAnt (Doc., 2005)