Yazı Tura

Yazi Tura - Toss Up

Toss Up is the film of two stories taking place in 1999. The stories of two young men: «Rdvan the Devil», a football player from Cappadocia, Central Anatolia, and «Cevher the Ghost», a young man living with his father in Istanbul. Both went to the army for the military service together, and fought in the Southeast. Both had dreams and expectations for their civil lives back home. After returning from the army, Ridvan goes back to his village with his right leg missing, due to a land mine explosion, the leg that he would score goals with. The same explosion causes Cevher to lose his hearing ability. «I do not wish for the audience to return to life right after watching the film. I want to leave a mark, make them uneasy, leave a silent impression on them.» (Uğur Yücel)

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Ankara International Film Festival (2005): Best Actor (Olgun Şimşek), Best Music (Erkan Oğur), Special Award of the Jury (Uğur Yücel)
  • Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (2004): Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Actor (Olgun Şimşek), Best Supporting Actor (Bahri Beyat), Best Supporting Actress (Eli Mango), Best Costume Design, Best Make Up, Best Music (Erkan Oğur), Best Sound Mix
  • Istanbul International Film Festival National Competition (2005): Best Director of the Year, Best Actor (Olgun Şimşek), People's Choice Award
  • Turkey Germany Film Festival, Nuremberg, Germany (2005): Best Film Award
  • SIYAD Turkish Film Critics Association Award (2004): Best Actor (Olgun Şimşek), Best Supporting Actor (Erkan Can), Best Music (Erkan Oğur)


Ugur Yucel
Boston Turkish Film Festival Award for Excellence in Turkish Cinema will be presented to actor and director Uğur Yücel following film screening.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017
4:30 pm
Remis Auditorium

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Uğur Yücel may join us for a Q&A following the screening if his
schedule allows

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Yazi Tura - Toss Up

Directed by
Uğur Yücel


Olgun Şimşek, Kenan İmirzalioğlu,
Bahri Beyat, Engin Günaydın,
Teoman Kumbaracıbaşı, Erkan Can,
Settar Tanriöğen, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan, Timuçin Esen

2004 / 102 min.
with English subtitles

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