BSAF 2019: Boston Turkish Film Festival, Day Twelve

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 calls it a wrap for its 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. Today’s offerings are the same as yesterday, but in reverse order.

The first screening today is at 12:00 PM,  an encore screening of the East Coast Premiere of the drama Sibel, from directors Çağla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti:

25-year-old Sibel lives with her father and sister in a secluded village in the mountains of Turkey’s Black Sea region. Sibel is a mute, but she communicates by using the ancestral whistled language of the area. Rejected by her fellow villagers, she relentlessly hunts down a wolf that is said to be prowling in the neighboring forest, sparking off fears and fantasies among the village women. There she crosses path with a fugitive. Injured, threatening and vulnerable, he is the first one to take a fresh look at her.

Today’s second feature is  at 3:00 PM, an encore screening of the North American premiere Halef, from director Murat Düzgünoğlu. Here’s the official write up from the festival website:

Returning home to Adana to help his mother with the orange harvest, Mahir meets an unexpected guest: Halef, who believes he is the reincarnation of Mahir’s long-dead older brother. Although Mahir tries to keep his distance, events conspire to bring them together, and details given by Halef about their childhood confuse Mahir even further. In a world that is surrounded by mysticism, dervish convents, and healing stones, this is the story of two brothers who follow contrasting trajectories as they lose their bearings in life. And it ends where it all began.

Both screenings takes place at the Alfond Auditorium at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington St, Boston. Tickets for “Sibel” are here. Tickets for “Halef” are here;

BTFF has a few musical offerings coming up as well – we’ll run those down for you tomorrow!

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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