Dedemin İnsanları

East Coast Premiere

My Grandfather's People | Dedemin Insanlari

Mehmet Bey and his family were torn from their land and forced to migrate from Crete during the population exchange when he was just seven years old. Mehmet Bey’s greatest desire is to see the land of his birth before he dies. It is this longing that makes him frequently drop bottles containing letters into the turquoise waters of the Aegean. My Grandfather’s People describes the spectacular transformation of a family and their country through the eyes of a ten-year old child and his grandfather living in a small town, experiencing what it means to be the “other”.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Turkish Film Critics Association (SIYAD) Award, Turkey (2011): Best Art Direction
  • Film Festival Turco di Roma, Italy (2015)
  • Frankfurt Turkish Film Festival, Germany (2012)


Cagan IrmakBoston Turkish Film Festival Award for Excellence in Turkish Cinema will be presented to director Çağan Irmak following the screening of "A Unique Life" (Nadide Hayat).

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016
4:00 pm
Remis Auditorium

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston


Excellence in Turkish Cinema Award will be presented to Cagan Irmak following the screening of
his latest film, "A Unique Life"
(Nadide Hayat)
at 7:00 pm

My Grandfather's People | Dedemin Insanlari

Directed by
Çağan Irmak

Çetin Tekindor, Yiğit Özşener, Gökçe Bahadır, Sacide Taşaner, Hümeyra, Zafer Algöz, Eirini Inglesi, Mert Fırat, Ezgi Mola, Durukan Çelikkaya, Mehmet Ali Kaptanlar, Ushan Çakır, Serkan Genç, Ünal Silver, Yiğit Arı, Kosta Kortidis

2011 / 103 min.
with English subtitles

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