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


Directed by Tolga Karaçelik

Cast: Tolga Tekin, Bartu Küçükçağlayan, Tuğçe Altuğ, Serkan Keskin, Hakan Karsak

2018 / 117 min. / with English subtitles

In a Turkish village, three siblings who neither know each other nor anything about their late father, wait to bury his body. As they start to find out more about their father and each other, they also start to learn more about themselves.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Sundance Film Festival, USA: Grand Jury Prize
  • Bucharest International Film Festival, Romania: Best Film
  • Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey: Special Prize of the Jury, Best Actor (Tolga Tekin)
  • Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey: Best Director, Best Editing (Evren Lus), Best Actress (Tugce Altug), Best Supporting Actress (Gulcin Kultur Sahin)
  • Rotterdam Film Festival, The Netherlands
  • Sydney Film Festival, Australia
  • Hamburg Film Festival, Germany

Director TOLGA KARAÇELİKTolga Karacelik

Tolga Karaçelik (Istanbul, 1981) directed two feature films and several award winning shorts. His debut film “Toll Booth” (Gişe Memuru, 2010) screened in festivals around the world winning 13 awards including best first film, best actor and best cinematography in Turkey’s important film festival Golden Orange. The film was screened at prestigious venues such as MOMA New York and Smithsonian. His second film “Ivy” (Sarmaşık, 2015) premiered in Sundance and was shown at more than 30 festivals so far, including prestigious festivals like Toronto, Karlovy Vary, Sao Paolo, and Sydney. “Ivy” had been awarded more than 20 awards worldwide, including Best Film at East End Film Festival of London and Best Film, Best Director, Best Script, Best Actor Awards at Antalya Film Festival, and Best Director and Best Actor Awards at Adana Film Festival. Tolga Karaçelik was in the jury at Karlovy Film Festival’s East West Competition 2016.





SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2019
3:30 pm

7:30 pm

Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

buy tickets

Kelebekler | Butterflies

watch trailer


Home | About BTFF | Awards | Past Programs | Retrospectives | Special Screenings | Film Competition | Arts & Culture Festival | Contact Us



Service Mark Advisory:
Boston Turkish Film FestivalSM and Boston Turkish Music FestivalSM are registered service marks of the Boston Turkish Film Festival and the Boston Turkish Music Festival respectively.