Directed by Ümran Safter (2017, 71 min.). Documentary. Digital.
Best Documentary Audience Award.
Sevan the Craftsman tells the story of Sevan Bıçakcı, a maestro whose skill of transforming precious metals and gems into majestic works of art resuscitated the forgotten jewelry-making traditions of an empire, bestowing upon it a glamour previously unheard of. The film documents Sevan’s long journey as he draws inspiration from Istanbul’s magical and mesmerizing qualities to create works of unparalleled magnificence.
Followed by a Q and A with the director.
Join us for special screenings of award-winning films from the Boston Turkish Festival’s Documentary & Short Film Competition, which celebrated its 14th year in 2019, followed by award ceremony and a panel discussion moderated by film critic Peter Keough.
With English subtitles