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MFA Film: Sideway
March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm UTC-4
Join us for a screening of Tayfun Pirselimoğlu’s “Sideway” (2017) on the opening night of the 17th annual Boston Turkish Film Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The film will be followed by a discussion with the director; a ceremony honoring actor, author, and director Ercan Kesal with this year’s Boston Turkish Film Festival Excellence in Turkish Cinema Award; and a free reception with a musical performance by world fusion group esthema.
In “Sideway,” the residents of a small town set between a stormy sea and an ominous forest are going insane. They are convinced that successive signs appearing in the town are indications of doomsday. A black ship anchored far away, a shrill sound over the town, strange cases of arson, missing people, and the sun suddenly turning black lead the townsfolk to believe that the Antichrist is around. A young, modest guy with a mysterious mark on his back arrives in this bizarre place. Could he be Christ come to save the town? A political allegory describing the absurd situation of today’s world.
This year’s festival continues the tradition of highlighting emerging and established Turkish filmmakers with several appearances by guest directors. Full list of screenings is available on the MFA’s website: bit.ly/2FPBGhf