The 2017 Boston Turkish Film Festival, part of the overall Boston Turkish Festival, continues today at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and will run through this weekend with it’s final slate of films, and will be followed by a series of concerts and recitals the following week. 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.
Today’s offerings begin with the driving murder mystery thriller film Dragon Trap, from director Ugur Yucel. Here’s the info from the BTFF Website:
When a serial killer goes after former convicted pedophiles, it is up to Police Commissioner Abbas and his Chief Celal to stop the killings.
It is followed by the North American Premiere of the family sports drama Young Wrestlers, directed by Mete Gumurhan; here’s the synopsis from the BTFF website:
The film focuses on the friendship, triumphs and struggles of six 12-year olds. We see the children in their daily routine at academy, at school, at wrestling practice and on wrestling fields. Beside success in wrestling, they also have to succeed in their educational lessons. Students, who cannot accomplish both, unfortunately will have to leave the boarding school and go back to their villages. The rivalry and hardships of the children will be unveiled, in a richly textured film spiced with humour, pathos, frustration, resentment and love, and explores the myths and realities of (blood) brotherly relationship and bond.
Both of these critically-praised films are sure to be a delight for all who attend today’s screenings.
As always, all screenings take place at the Museum of Fine Arts. Today’s films are both at the Remis Auditorium; Dragon Trap screens at 5 PM, and Young Wrestlers at 7:30 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 run through Sunday, so bBe 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!