Boston Turkish Film Festival


Morality Police | Mutavva

Adil is in his 40’s, loyal to his religious life and has a conservatıve personality. He works as a dry cleaner, shares his apartment with his brother Özgür, who studies in a university, and financially supports his brother. One day he finds out his brother is an LGBT person. Because of his taboos and dogmas he feels hate for his brother right away. As the time goes by, he feels that his hate is subconcious but he can not disclose it. One day he sees a message on his brother’s phone and he becomes suspicious. He decides to face his brother and what he finds can destroy him. Then he cleans the taboos of his dogmatic life by becoming a “Mutavva”.


  • Lions International Short Film Competition, Turkey (2019): Special Committee Award
  • İFSAK Short Film Competition, Fiction Category, Turkey (2019): Third Prize
  • Inshort Film Festival, Nigeria (2019)
  • International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films, Bulgaria (2019)
  • The Lift-Off Sessions, U.K. (2019)
  • Atıf Yılmaz Short Film Festival, Turkey (2019)


    Berk Sata

    Mert Sata

    Berk and Mert Sata (Bursa, 1997) finished their primary and secondary education in Bursa. They studied cinema-television in Private Moda Mimar Sinan Anadolu Fine Arts High School. They made many award-winning short films, promotional and commercial films. They worked as assistant directors in acclaimed TV series, "Istanbullu Gelin".


    Mutavva / Morality Police (short fiction) 2019
    Üç / Three (short fiction) 2017
    Kapı / The Door (short fiction) 2015
    İhtimal / Possibility (advertisement) 2015 En İyi Ürün Hizmet Reklamı Dalı, İkincilik Ödülü. 2015
    7/70 (experimental) 2014
    TABU’T’ (short fiction) 2014
    Yönetmen (short fiction) 2014
    Bakış Açısı (short fiction) 2014


    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019
    7:00 pm

    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    Remis Auditorium
    465 Huntington Avenue


    In Competition

    Directed by Berk Sata and Mert Sata
    Short / 17 min. / 2019

    Cast: Fırat Tanış, Yunus Narin


    Films in this session:
    Short Film Finalists-2

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