Belmont World Film presents the US premiere of “Istanbul, My Dream” on April 22

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Hungarian/Turkish co-production stars “The Vanishing” star Johanna ter Steege

Belmont, Mass. —

g12c000000000000000540c71a5590574e4b74cdcd714302c9a0e755825Belmont World Film 2013 series, “Found in Translation,” continues on Monday, April 22, at the Studio Cinema in Belmont (376 Trapelo Road) with the US premiere of Istanbul, My Dream by Hungarian filmmaker Ferenc Török 7:30 PM. A co-production between Hungary, Turkey, the Netherlands, and Ireland, the film stars Dutch actress Johanna ter Steege (The Vanishing) as a Hungarian woman who literally goes into shock after her husband of thirty years leaves her, only to find renewed passion after hitchhiking her way to Istanbul. The evening is sponsored by the Hungarian Consulate of Boston and will be attended by Gabor Garai, Honorary Consul General.

“The film is as much a story of a woman’s awakening from a stifling marriage as much as it is a love letter to the city of Istanbul in Turkey,” said Ellen Gitelman, Belmont World Film’s executive director. “The images of Istanbul are so vivid and beautiful, one almost has the sensation of being transported to Turkey.”

The film screening is the second to last in the series. The final film in the series, In the House by François Ozon, on April 29 will be preceded by a “Wrap Party” from 6-7 p.m. featuring wraps and other south of the border treats from Café Burrito next door to the theater (a separate admission of $12 is required for the party and tickets must be reserved by Friday, April 26). Winner of the International Critic’s Prize at the Toronto Film Festival the film stars Kristin Scott-Thomas, Emmanuele Seigner (Mrs. Roman Polanski) and Fabrice Lucchini (Potiche) and tells the story of a 16 year-old boy who insinuates himself into the family of a fellow student. The boy’s jaded literature teacher becomes increasingly drawn to him after his essays about the family perversely begin to blur the lines between reality and fiction.

Tickets for individual films are $11 general admission and $9 for students, seniors, and Belmont World Film members. Separate admission to the Wrap Party on April 29, is $12 and must be purchased or reserved by Friday, April 26. Purchase tickets for films and the Wrap Party in advance at or in person at the Studio Cinema during box office hours. On day of show tickets are available beginning at 7 p.m.

Sponsors of the “Found in Translation” series include Cambridge Savings Bank, Big Picture Framing, Wicked Local, and the French Consulate of Boston. Belmont World Film is sponsored year-round by Cambridge Reprographics, Rule Boston, and in part by a generous grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

For more information, visit or call 617-484-3980.


Belmont World Film is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that promotes cross-cultural understanding through the powerful universal language of film. It presents award-winning feature films, documentaries, animation, and shorts from around the world for both adults and children enhanced by topical speakers, cultural performances and ethnic cuisine.

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