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

Müzikli Bir Hikaye

Winner of Best Documentary Award in Boston Turkish Festival's
13th Annual Documentary & Short Film Competition

Muzikli Bir Hikaye | A Story with Music

Directed by Jale İncekol

Doc. / 2017 / 34 min. / with English subtitles

Aslı Tanrıkulu, who used to live in Istanbul, had an ambition to be a musician as she was working as a music teacher. Convinced by her father, she decided to take up a position as a music teacher in a rural village school of Varto, Muş in Eastern Anatolia. Although she started this journey with hesitations, she ended up touching the lives of many students through music, even forming a 40-member chamber orchestra.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition, USA: Best Documentary Award
  • Setem 5 (Bak) and International Silk Road Film Festival, Turkey: Best Documentary Award in International Category
  • International Marmaris Short Film Festival, Turkey
  • Turkish Film Festival Mannheim, Germany
  • Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France
  • Berlin Film Festival, Germany: Turkish Film Stand


Jale Incekol

Jale İncekol (Istanbul, 1970) graduated from Ege University Institute of Higher Education in 1990. Since 1992, she has worked as an assistant director on numerous television series and started directing in 2003. She directed various episodes of four television series; Zalim (2003), Kavak Yelleri (2007), Yağmurdan Kaçarken (2013).



SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019
11:00 am

Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Winners of Boston Turkish Festival's
13th Annual Documentary &
Short Film Competition

Passenger/ Yolcu
Best Short Film Audience Award

Best Short Film

A Story with Music / Muzikli Bir Hikaye
Best Documentary

A Fading Language A Fading Cuisine / Kaybolan Bir Dil Kaybolan Bir Mutfak Best Documentary Audience Award

Panel discussion on Turkish cinema moderated by film critic Peter Keough after film screenings

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