BSAF 2018: Boston Turkish Film Festival, Day Two

IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE! As we told you a couple weeks back, spring is the busiest season for film festivals in Metro Boston. But this year is especially crazy, because FIVE of the festivals are running all or part of their programming on the SAME WEEKEND! So you have a ton of choices to make.

So…lets get started kiddies! Boston Springs A Fethival 2018 is officially underway, and we’ll have info for all the various festivals and their schedules every day, so be sure to keep your browser turned to for all the latest info!

The Boston Turkish Film Festival continues it’s 17th annual program with a double feature of sorts, a full feature and a longer short. It will kick off with the film Yellow Heat, from director Fikret Reyhan. Here’s the synopsis from the official website:

In a field surrounded and squeezed by increasing industrialization, an immigrant family, deep in financial debt, struggles to survive through traditional farming. Their son, Ibrahim, determined to find his own way, dreams of a different future for himself. Ibrahim is surrounded by not only his family’s feudal circumstances but also the merciless system of the region. However, he finds that it is not so easy to turn a dream into reality. His actions will have many unexpected consequences for both himself and for his family. Yellow Heat aims to tell the story of people who are affected by the change of production relations and in parallel by the change of the capital.

Following the feature will be a longer short, the 40-minute documentary Gone With The Hazelnuts from director Ercan Kesal. Here’s the synopsis from the official website:

A story in the village of Cicekpınar from the district Akcakoca in Düzce Province. The documentary aims to show the change of agricultural labor from the 1930s to the 2000s, the transformation of social structure in the village. How Cicekpınar villagers transit from a self-sufficient, solidarist, communal social form of pre- hazelnut period to a social form of post-hazelnut period in which each person is responsible for his/her own work and are hierarchically organized. A dramatic micro-level example of our lives transforming from “economy for human’s sake” to ” human for economy’s sake” . What happened to the villagers over time who “have given up their intention not to produce more than necessary for a cheerful life.

The director will once again be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening

The screening starts at 7 PM at the Remis Auditorium at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington St, Boston. Tickets for opening night can be purchased through the MFA website.

For complete information on the festival and it’s upcoming offerings, be sure to visit the official website at!

BTFF continues through this weekend, and also the next two weeks from Wednesday-Sunday each week, so be sure to stay informed by keeping your browser on eCinemaBoston for complete schedule and ticket info! And don’t forget, BTFF will be part of our sister podcast Subject:CINEMA’s massive BSAF coverage throughout the month of May, and also in our huge BSAF SuperGuide PDF online magazine, also coming in mid-May!