We are nearing the conclusion of the 2017 Boston Turkish Film Festival, part of the overall Boston Turkish Festival, which continues today at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. It’s the final weekend of films, and will be followed by a series of concerts and recitals in the upcoming weeks. 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 could end up being a bit disheveled by the nor’easter going on outside in the Metro area, but as of now, all screenings and festivities are planned as scheduled. Before you head out though, make sure you check either the BTFF Website or the Museum of Fine Arts website for any last minute changes that may occur.
Things get underway today with the North American premiere of Locksmith’s Debt, from first time feature director Bedran Guzel. Here’s the info from the BTFF Website:
A locksmith goes on the run when mobsters want him to pay his father’s debts.
Then later this afternoon, attendees will be treated to the North American premiere of the award-winning film My Father’s Wings, from director Kivanc Sezer; here’s the info from the BTFF Website:
Ibrahim is a construction worker, who has a job on a mass housing construction site. His family has been living in prefabricated containers since their houses collapsed in an earthquake. They have, however, won the right to buy an earthquake house. Ibrahim’s tragedy begins when he learns that he has lung cancer. The trouble is he isn’t eligible for disability payments because he hasn’t worked enough days under the social security scheme. Meanwhile, Ibrahim’s ambitious nephew, Yusuf, witnesses his uncle’s tough situation. At the construction site one day, another worker falls from a height and dies. When Ibrahim hears the amount of compensation paid out by the company to the worker’s family, the idea of his own death begins to preoccupy him. Thinking that he has reached the end of his life, he is desperate to leave his family with a house at the very least. Ibrahim’s death will be a milestone for his nephew, Yusuf.
The director will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film.
As always, today’s screenings take place at the Museum of Fine Arts. Today’s film is at the Remis Auditorium; Locksmith’s Debt screens at 1:30 PM; My Father’s Wings at 4 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 concludes its film screenings on Sunday, so 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 the final day of BTFF tomorrow morning!