The 2017 Boston Turkish Film Festival, part of the overall Boston Turkish Festival, continues today at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston with FOUR more Turkish-connected premieres. BTFF is unique among the BSAF season as it is split over a number of days and several weeks of programming, and eCinemaBoston is where you want to be to get the lowdown on what’s going on with films that celebrate Turkish filmmakers. The festival also presents a series of concerts throughout the festival as well.
Today’s lineup starts with the North American premiere of Don’t Tell Orhan Pamuk That His Novel Snow Is In The Film I Made About Kars, directed by Riza Sonmez. Here’s the info from the BTFF Website:
The Turkish city of Kars is well known as the setting for Orhan Pamuk, the Nobel laureate’s novel, ‘Snow’. Riza Sönmez, a popular actor in Turkey, went to Kars for a film shoot. He met disgruntled locals who claimed that ‘Snow’ in no way reflected life in their city. Their observations inspired him to improvise this docudrama. We meet Kazim, a barber whose walls are covered with photographs of people, streets and objects that are supposed to depict scenes from Pamuk’s novel. We also meet Yüksel, a visually impaired singer who is engaged in a frustrated search for musicians to perform with him at a restaurant.
It will be followed by the North American Premiere of Second Chance, directed by Osxcan Deniz; here’s the synopsis from the BTFF website:
Yasemin, a math teacher, and Cemal, a gourmet restaurant owner, seem like they have nothing in common. Cemal is an outgoing man trying to forget his past. Yasemin is a silent and protective woman who calculates all her actions as she tries to heal her wounds from previous mistakes. Their only common point is they believe in second chances.
The screening of the two films will be followed by the award ceremony and a Q&A moderated by local film critic Peter Keough.
As always, all screenings take place at the Museum of Fine Arts. Today’s films are both at the Remis Auditorium; Don’t Tell Orhan Pamuk That His Novel Snow Is In The Film I Made About Kars screens at 12 PM, and Second Chance at 2 PM. Tickets for today and all the films being presented can be purchased at the MFA website. And don’t forget to check out BTFF’s official website for complete info on all the films coming up!
The Boston Turkish FIlm Festival will be off until Wednesday, when it begins its next series of screenings. Be sure to check in with eCinemaBoston each day for film and schedule information. And don’t forget – coverage of the festival will be a part of Subject:CINEMA‘s “Boston Springs A Fethival” two-show super weekend May 20-21 at eCinemaBoston and parent site eCinemaOne…don’t miss it!
See you with more from BTFF tomorrow morning!