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Boston Turkish Arts & Culture Festival 2023 | Documentary and Short Film Competition Nov 17 - Dec 3

FINALIST
November 18 - December 3, 2023

SPECIAL MENTION

PERIPETEIA

peripeteia

Short / 15 min. / 2023 / with English subtitles

DIRECTOR Merve Gezen

CAST Adem Çeliktop, Baran Karadeli, Cafer Varlı, Tuğba Şardan

SCREENWRITER Merve Gezen
PRODUCER Defne Gezen
CINEMATOGRAPHER Mustafa Kuşçu
EDITOR Eren Güney

An ordinary day in the life of 9-year-old Adem who helps support his family by collecting from the garbage papers and plastics to sell.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Cine Paris Film Festival, France (2023): Best Short Film
  • FIFOG (Festival International des Films Oriental de Geneve, Switzerland (2023)
  • Lulea International Film Festival, Sweden (2023)
  • Diritti a Baschi, Human Rights International Film Festival, Italy (2023)

Merve GEZEN

merve gezenMerve Gezen studied at Paris National Superior High Conservatory and holds a B.A and M.A degree from Paris Sorbonne University in the theatre and cinema department. She focuses on child and women rights in her films. She is currently doing Ph.D. research regarding child rights and cinema. Her filmography includes Peripeteia (2023), Suskunluk/Speechless (2019), Scrabble (2016), Nerdesin Aşkım?/ Where are you my love? (2014), Hela Sohbetleri/The Conversations of Loo (2012).

 

 

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