East Coast Premiere

Yarim | The Half

The Half is the story of two halves setting out to become a whole; of the efforts made by two children to play the male-female roles that their families have, with the best of intentions, cast them in. Fidan is a 15-year-old shepherd girl. She lives in poverty with her father and two siblings in a mountainous village in eastern Turkey. Her father gives her as a bride to a family none of them knows. In return for payment... because he believes that the girl’s life can’t be any worse. The family who come to get Fidan live on the other end of the country, in the Aegean region. And they come without the groom. Fidan embarks on a long journey for the first time in her life. At the end of the journey she meets the man who will be her husband. Salih is mentally challenged.


  • Adana Film Festival (2016): Special Jury Mention for Acting, Best Supporting Actress Award
  • Malatya Film Festival (2016): Special Jury Prize
  • International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino, Poland (2016): Young People's Jury Award
  • International Schlingel Film Festival, Germany (2016): Young Jury Award
  • SEEfest, LA, USA (2016): Best Film Audience Award
  • Eastern Neighbors Film Festival, The Netherlands (2016)
  • Chennai International Film Festival, India (2017)


Cagil Nurhak AydogduÇağıl Nurhak Aydoğdu graduated from Cinema & TV Department of Izmir’s Dokuz Eylul University in 2004. She has worked as a first assistant director and second unit director in about 20 Turkish TV series and film projects since
2006. The Half is her debut feature.

SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017
12:30 pm
Remis Auditorium

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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Yarim | The Half

Directed by
Çağıl Nurhak Aydoğdu 

Ece Tatay, Serhat Yiğit, Hülya Böceklioğlu,
Recep Yener, Ahmet Kaynak, Gözde Okur

2015 / 92 min.
with English subtitles

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