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Directed by Onur Ünlü

2011, in Turkish with English subtitles

Turkey

98 minutes

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TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL

The Extremely Tragic Story of Celal Tan and His Family

CELAL TAN VE AILESININ AŞIRI ACIKLI HIKAYESI

Don’t be fooled by the title! Part comedy and part political satire, The Extremely Tragic Story of Celal Tan and His Family concerns a series of unfortunate events that befall Celal Tan, a widowed, well-respected law professor who lives in a provincial city and has two children. He marries a much younger university student, but on the eve of a surprise 65th birthday party his family has organized, everything spins out of control. The film won awards for best film and best screenplay, plus a special jury award for acting, at the Adana Golden Boll Film Festival.

General admission is $10. MFAH members, senior adults, and students with ID receive a $2 discount. 

Click below for the trailer in Turkish.