Boston Turkish Film Festival


Hastabakici - Abigail

3:30 pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Remis Auditorium
465 Huntington Avenue

In Competition

Directed by Soner Sert
Short / 17 min. / 2017
Cast: Sonya Dicle Akbaş, Aysan Sümercan, Elena Ünaldı

Films in this session:

Anna is a Russian immigrant in her late 20’s living in Turkey. She earns her living by taking are of elderly patients. Due to an unexpected event, Anna decides to look for a new position but it wouldn’t be easy.


  • Kısa-ca International Film Festival, Turkey: Best Film Türsak Cinema of the Future Film Competition, Turkey: Best Film, Fono Film Post-Production Support
  • International Antakya Golden Daphne Film Festival, Turkey: Best Film
  • Bingöl International Short Film Festival, Turkey: Best Second Film
  • Ankara Photographers Association (AFSAD) Short Film Competition, Turkey: Special Jury Award
  • İpekyolu International Short Film Festival National Competition, Turkey: Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress


Soner SertSoner Sert graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Cinema-Television. Since 2013 he works towards his graduate degree at the same university's Department of Film Design. His short films have been screened in more than 200 film festivals, including 26th Palm Springs International Film Festival and 26th Mediawave International Film Festival. He received many awards with his films at international film festivals, among which is 26th Istanbul International Short Film Festival.



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