Ahmet Ulucay – Karpuz kabugundan gemiler yapmak AKA Boats Out Of Watermelon Rinds (2004)


In his award-winning debut feature film, director Ahmet Ulucay portrays the innocence of childhood and the lure of the cinema for two teens in a small Turkish village. Working for a watermelon seller by day, Remet spends his evenings trying to rebuild a film projector with his friend Mehmet. Both have big dreams to be famous film directors one day.

Ulucay borrows from his own life story to weave this charming tribute to the magic of the movies. At turn heartbreaking and heartwarming, BOATS OUT OF WATERMELON RINDS evokes an acute sense of time and place, while at the same time conveying universal themes of first love, big dreams, and the allure that movies have for all of us.

Festivals and Awards:

* Seattle International Film Festival, Official Selection (2005)
* Cologne TV and Film Festival (2005)
* Ankara International Film Festival, Best Feature Film (2005)
* SIYAD Film Critics Association, Best Film, Best Director, Best Script (2005)
* Tribeca Film Festival, Competition for Narrative Features (2005)
* Tromso International Film Festival, Norway (2005)
* Black Sea Film Festival, Best Director and Best Debut Film (2005)
* Olympia Film Festival (2005)
* London Turkish Film Festival (2004)
* International Thessaloniki Film Festival, Greece. International Competition: Jury Mention (2004)
* San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain. New Director Award Section: Special Jury Prize (2004)
* Toronto International Film Festival, Discovery Section (2004)
* Vienna International Film Festival (2004)
* International Istanbul Film Festival: Best Film in National Competition (2004)
* Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival: Best Feature Film (2004)
* Orhan Ariburnu Award: Best Feature Film (2004)


Subtitles:English , Germany , Spanish , French , Turkish

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