The 2017 Boston Turkish Film Festival, part of the overall Boston Turkish Festival, continues tonight at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston with two more Turkish-connected premieres.
BTFF will be happening several days a week for the next month with films that celebrate Turkish filmmakers, and will also present a series of concerts throughout the festival as well.
Tonights screenings begin with the U.S. premiere of the award-winning Canadian drama There Where Attila Passes…, directed by Turkish filmmaker Onur Karaman. Here’s the synopsis from the BTFF website:
Atilla, a reclusive young man of Turkish origin adopted at a young age by Michael and Julie, a Quebec couple reconciles with his origins and his past thanks to the encounter with Asya, a student visiting Québec.
It will be followed by the U.S. premiere of another festival award winner, Blue Bicycle: here’s the synopsis from the BTFF website:
Ali, a 12-year-old small-town Turkish boy, recognizes injustice when he sees it. When his dad was killed in a work accident, the farm blamed his dad. But Ali and his mom know otherwise and they’ve sued in court, determined to see justice done. Meanwhile, to help her make ends meet, Ali works in a repair shop, putting the tips aside to buy his blue dream bike! Ali encounters injustice at school as well. Elif, the bright girl in his class who is elected president of the students’ council – and Ali adores her – was supposed to represent their school at an event in the capital, but she is passed over by the principal in favor of a new boy from a more prominent family. Enter Ali. Together with his best friend, Yusuf, Ali starts a campaign to support Elif. Ali will always fight for what is right. His blue bike will have to wait.
As always, all screenings take place at the Museum of Fine Arts. Tonight’s films are both at the Remis Auditorium; There Where Attila Passes is at 5:30 PM, Blue Bicycle at 8:00 PM. Tickets for tonight and all the films being presented can be purchased at the MFA website.
The festival will continue Sunday with a couple more films, and then pick up again next Wednesday for more films throughout next weekend as well. Check with eCinemaBoston this weekend for Sunday’s offerings! And don’t forget – coverage of the Boston Turkish Film Festival will be a part of Subject:CINEMA‘s two-show “Boston Springs A Fethival” super weekend May 20-21 at eCinemaBoston and parent site eCinemaOne…don’t miss it!