The 2017 Boston Turkish Film Festival, part of the overall Boston Turkish Festival, returns today at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and will run through this weekend with it’s final slate of films, and will be followed the following week by a series of concerts and recitals. BTFF is unique among the BSAF season as it is split over a number of days and several weeks of programming, and eCinemaBoston is where you want to be to get the lowdown on what’s going on with films that celebrate Turkish filmmakers.
Today’s lineup is interconnected, so you’re likely going to want to see both films that will be screened. it starts with the North American premiere of The Search Engine, from director Atalay Tasdiken. Here’s the info from the BTFF Website:
The Search Engine tells the story of a group of people from a small village in the very heart of Anatolia. Every one of them is chasing after something that has vital significance to his or her life: some are after love, some looking for money or dignity and others simply searching for water… Will these people ever find what they are looking for? In the same way, the movie itself represents a cinematographic quest for its director, as he sets to work with a cast made up entirely of village amateurs and a largely improvised script.
It will be followed by the North American Premiere of In Search Of A Film, directed by Haci Mehmet Duranoglu; here’s the synopsis from the BTFF website:
A humorous documentary, with behind the scene shots, about making of the documentary, “The Search Engine”.
Sooo…this is one of those unique times when you see a film and then immediately get to see the behind the scenes story of how it was made…
As always, all screenings take place at the Museum of Fine Arts. Today’s films are both at the Alford Auditorium; The Search Engine screens at 5 PM, and In Search Of A Film at 7:30 PM. Tickets for today and all the films being presented can be purchased at the MFA website. And don’t forget to check out BTFF’s official website for complete info on all the films coming up!
The Boston Turkish FIlm Festival will run through Sunday, so bBe sure to check in with eCinemaBoston each day for film and schedule information. And don’t forget – coverage of the festival will be a part of Subject:CINEMA‘s “Boston Springs A Fethival” two-show super weekend May 20-21 at eCinemaBoston and parent site eCinemaOne…don’t miss it!
See you with more from BTFF tomorrow morning!