18th Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival | March 21 - April 28 2019


North America Premiere

Borc | Debt

Directed by Vuslat Saraçoğlu

Cast: Serdar Orçin, İpek Türktan, Rüçhan Çalışkur, Ozan Çelik

2018 / 95 min. / with English subtitles

Tufan who works at a small print shop lives in Eskişehir with his wife Mukaddes and daughter Simge. Huriye, their lonely neighbour next door falls ill one night. A doctor recommends that she shouldn’t stay on her own. Tufan takes pity on Huriye, who has no family to turn to, and decides to host her at his house. Through fear and anxiety, Tufan’s kindness is put to test.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey (2018): Best Film
  • Boğaziçi Film Festival, Turkey (2018): Best Editing, Best Actress (İpek Türktan)
  • Malatya International Film Festival, Turkey (2018): Lütfi Akad Best Debut Film
  • Kerala International Film Festival, India (2018)


Vuslat Saracoglu

Vuslat Saraçoğlu graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University with a degree in Sociology and International Relations. She went on to study Modern Turkish History at Boğaziçi University, but discontinued her studies at the thesis stage. In 2010, she attended the Directors Across Borders section of the Yerevan Golden Apricot Film Festival. The same year, her short film project, Kakafoni (KakAphony), was selected for the Talent Campus of Sarajevo Film Festival. Her film and literary reviews have been published in various magazines. She was a contributing writer of the book, ‘Kemal Sunal Anlatıyor’ (‘Kemal Sunal Explains’). Her short, Kakafoni, was screened at numerous national and international festivals. She made her first short film “Sızıntı” (Leakage) in 2010. In 2013 she made the documentary, “The Children of Müslüm Baba” (Müslüm Baba’nın Evlatları) about acclaimed singer Müslüm Gürses. Debt (Borç) is Saraçoğlu’s debut feature film.



Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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Borc | Debt



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