Boston Turkish Film Festival

Perdesiz Sahneler

Perdesiz Sahneler | Stages with No Curtain

6:00 pm

Boston University
GSU Auditorium
775 Commonwealth Avenue

In Competition

Directed by Hakan Dursun
Doc. / 85 min. / 2016

Featuring Mert Fırat, Şahika Tekand, Mahir Günşiray, Nihal Koldaş, Sevinç Erbulak

Free admission. Advance registration required.

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Stages with No Curtain is a documentary about the past and present of alternative-independent performing arts. While the film looks at the last 30-year history of Turkey independently, it also discusses the problems of theatre art, the artistic backdrop of new styles and new stage structure. The film puts a numerous theatre groups under the scope, tracing their footprints as new theatre groups and companies emerged following up the 1982 coup and looking for today to see the transformation of the contemporary generation. The history of this artistic movement is revealed by the witnesses of both sides; the main stream and the alternative wing.


  • Anatolian Theater Awards, Turkey: Theater Documentary of the Year
  • Ayvalık Theater Festival, Turkey
  • Flying Broom Film Festival, Ankara, Turkey


Hakan Dursun


Hakan Dursun (Ankara, 1979) received his graduate degree from Dokuz Eylül University as a Film Director. He worked as an assistant director and creative director and producer in various projects such as commercials, TV series, music clips, and movies. He assisted screenplays of the projects he was involved, and also received the Best Screenplay award from the Ministry of Culture in 2008. He completed his first full-length documentary film, Stages with No Curtain in 2015. The film premiered in the 20th Istanbul International Theater Festival in 2016 and won the “Best Theater Documentary” award in the Anadolu Theater Awards.



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