Boston Turkish Film Festival


Bed Bug | Tahtakurusu

Doubts are more cruel than the worst of truths. (Jean B. Moliere)

İdris and Hatice are an ordinary couple who live in a shantyhouse. Hatice is frightened and bullied by her husband, İdris. She has a love affair with her husband’s co-worker, Cemal. İdris is a gambler; he sold the television at home to pay his gambling debt, which is Hatice's biggest entertainment. He comes home early that day, after he is fired from work, blamed for stealing his boss's money. He sees her wife while she is removing her lipstick. The feeling of doubt has already started gnawing at his mind like a bedbug.


  • Uşak International Winged Seahorse Film Festival Short Film Directors Association Special Prize, Turkey (2018)
  • Bornova Kısa Film Yarışması, Turkey (2018)
  • AFSAD Short Film Festival, Turkey (2018)
  • Antakya Film Festival, Turkey (2018)
  • Atıf Yılmaz Short Film Festival, Turkey (2018)


    Tunahan KurtTunahan Kurt (Silifke, 1985) is currently a police officer working in Kağızman, Kars. He has made five short films and received recognition from many national and international festivals.


    Sükut / Silence (short) 2016
    Babam Uçak / My Father and Plane (short) 2016
    Müdür / Manager (short) 2016
    Kar Kirazı / Snow Cherry (short) 2017
    Tahtakurusu/ Bed Bug (short) 2018


    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2019
    6:00 pm

    Boston University
    GSU Auditorium
    775 Commonwealth Avenue


    In Competition

    Directed by Tunahan Kurt
    Short / 16' 30". / 2018

    Cast: Erkan Can, Gülşah Yavuz, Sezgin Cengiz


    Films in this session:
    Short Films and Documentaries


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