Boston Turkish Film Festival

İdil Biret: Bir Harika Çocuğun Portresi

Idil Biret The Portrait of  a Child Prodigy | Bir Harika Cocugun Portresi

3:00 pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Alfond Auditorium
465 Huntington Avenue

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In competition
Directed by Eytan İpeker
Doc. / 60 min. / 2015
with English subtitles

İdil Biret was five years old when she played piano for the Turkish President. Two years later, the Congress passed “Idil’s Law” which allowed her to study in Paris. Away from her friends, in an alien city, Idil was now working under strict supervision. As Arthur Rubinstein later recalled, “the first time I heard her play she brought tears to my eyes”. Director Eytan Ipeker provides many wonderful musical interludes from one of the most prolific pianists of all time.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • 34th Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey
  • Documentarist 8th Istanbul Documentary Days, Turkey
  • Istanbul Modern Museum, Turkey
  • The Jarvis Conservatory Classical Arts Film Festival, Napa, California, USA
  • 27th Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey
  • 9th Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, California, USA - 2016
  • 12th International D-Marin Classical Music Festival, Bodrum, Muğla, Turkey


Eytan IpekerEytan İpeker (Istanbul, 1981) completed his academic studies on cinema at New York University. His experimental films have been screened in various international film festivals, including Toronto and Edinburgh. He is one of the founders of the production company, Kamara, founded in 2011.He received Best Experimental Film Award at the 30th IFSAK National Short Film and Documentary Competition. His last experimental video was screened at the opening of the Chicago Onion City Experimental Film Festival. He is one of the producers of the feature film, “Album”, which received the “Visionary Award – France4” at the 49th Cannes International Film Festival Critics’ Week.




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