BSAF 2018: Boston Turkish Film Festival, Day Five

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 begins its second of three weekends for it’s 17th annual program with a Wednesday evening screening. As always, all screening are at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Tonight’s offering is Murtaza from director Özgür Sevimli . Here’s the official synopsis from the BTFF website:

Sabure and Murtaza live in a village up in the mountains of Malatya. Sabure lost her sight years ago and Murtaza takes care of her. Their children live in Istanbul. One day, Murtaza calls Istanbul from the grocer in town and hears that his daughter is ill. He returns to the village but doesn’t tell Sabure about their daughter. He leaves for Istanbul on his own. Selvi, their daughter, dies that same day. Murtaza keeps lying to Sabure and even hides her death from her. Sabure becomes increasingly withdrawn. A few months later, workers arrive in the village to pick apricots. With their arrival, Sabure’s agony becomes tangible. Murtaza is at a loss and keeps lying. When the workers are gone, Sabure is again withdrawn from the world. She breathes her last one evening. To ease his conscience, Murtaza buries her in secret.

The screening starts at 7 PM, and tickets can be purchased here.


BTFF will take Thursday off this week, returning on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with both new and encore offerings for your choosing!

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

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!