BSAF 2019: Boston Turkish FIlm Festival, Day Two

Boston Springs A Fethival 2019 is here, people! And we’re bringing you all the schedules, all the goings on from ALL the festivals over the next six weeks, so hold on tight, kiddies! 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 18th annual fest today. BTFF is a component of the overall Boston Turkish Festival, which also has a great line up of music performances to enjoy.

Day two has two features to offer up. FIrst up at 5:00 PM is the North American premiere of a classic 1976 Turkish film,  “The Bus” from director Tunc Okan. Here’s the synopsis from the official website:

A Turkish Cinema classic, “The Bus” is a story of refugees. Okan brilliantly tells the drama of people who have set off from Anatolia and fallen into a completely different reality. Nine Turks who wanted to take refuge in foreign lands, hoping for a better life, set off with an old bus towards Stockholm, relying on a fellow citizen. After encountering all sorts of difficulties, they do manage to get there. However, the driver parks the bus on a square in Stockholm and leaves it under the pretext of taking care of official procedure, taking with him the passports and the money of the nine would be workers, warning them not to leave the bus under any circumstances.

Tonight’s second screening is the East Coast Premiere of “The Plane Tree” from director Mustafa Karadeniz:

Mustafa lives with his eight-year-old disabled sun Rıza and his wife Suna in a poor village of Kars, Sarıkamış in the northeast corner of Turkey which has extremely difficult winter conditions. Suna spends most of his time with Rıza and walks him to school carrying him on her back. One day a traffic accident on the way to school unveils a tragic truth. Based on the director’s true life story.

Both screenings take place at the Remis Auditorium at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington St, Boston. Tickets for both screenings can be purchased through the MFA website. Tickets for “The Bus” are here; and tickets for “The Plane Tree” are here.

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

BTFF continues on Sunday after taking Saturday off, and also the next two weeks from Wednesday-Sunday,

We’ll have your schedule every morning during BTFF’s run, and links to film and ticket information. We’ll also be covering BTFF and the other NINE festivals and film series that happen in greater Boston between March 1 and May 1 every year coming up in late May on our two part “Boston Springs A Fethival” episodes of eCinemaOne‘s Subject:CINEMA podcast!

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