BSAF 2018: Boston Turkish Film Festival, Day Three

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 this afternoon with two screenings. As always, all screening are at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

First up is Rosso Istanbul from director Ferzan Özpetek. Here’s the official synopsis:

Orhan once led a wild life as a writer, but after the experience of a traumatic loss, left everything behind and moved to London where he became an editor. Many years later he returns to Istanbul to meet the famous director, Deniz Soysal. Deniz is in Istanbul to prepare for his next film, as well as to help his mother move out of the family home, a historic Istanbul mansion that has just been sold. Deniz has written a book about his memories in the city where he was born and raised. Orhan’s job is to put the finishing touches to the book before it is published. After a lengthy correspondence, they finally meet in Istanbul. Coincidentally Deniz disappears the next morning. A secret investigation is launched, but everyone worries that Deniz may never return. Meanwhile, Orhan realizes that the life depicted in Deniz’s book is only a glamorized version of reality. It appears that Deniz’s mysterious world is about to unravel when he disappears.

The screening is at 12 PM, and tickets can be purchased here.

Next up, Big Big World from director Reha Erdem. Here’s the official synopsis:

When orphan siblings Ali and Zuhal take their first steps into the big real world, it means committing a crime. They are forced onto the run and find refuge in a forest which becomes their own corner of paradise. Here, removed from the ‘civilized’ world, the two child outcasts get to relive the human story all over again.

The screening is at 2:30 PM, tickets can be purchased here.

Both of the films screening today will also be having encore performances later in the festival, so if you miss them, you will have one more chance to check them out later!

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!