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


East Coast Premiere

Otobus | The Bus

Directed by Mustafa Karadeniz

Cast: Yunus Emre Çelik, Sezgin Cengiz, Şilan Düzdaban, Mert Aygün

2017 / 100 min. / with English subtitles

Mustafa lives with his eight-year-old disabled sun Rıza and his wife Suna in a poor village of Kars, Sarıkamış in the northeast corner of Turkey which has extremely difficult winter conditions. Suna spends most of his time with Rıza and walks him to school carrying him on her back. One day a traffic accident on the way to school unveils a tragic truth. Based on the director’s true life story.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey (2018): Best Young Talent (Olcay Oğuz)
  • Asian World Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA (2018)
  • Eskişehir Film Festival, Turkey (2018)
  • Malatya International Film Festival, Turkey (2018)


Mustafa KaradenizMustafa Karadeniz (Ankara, 1979). He graduated from MSM on radio/TV and cinema. He has worked in film production for more than ten years. He started his professional career as an assistant producer, and later has continued as director and producer of more than 200 films, commercials and movie clips. He has also worked abroad for projects in Germany, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, and Egypt. The Plane Tree is his first feature film as a director.





FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2019
7:30 pm

SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019
2:30 pm

Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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