The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

My Father’s Wings (Babamin Kanatlari)

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 – Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

04:00 PM – 05:45 PM


All ticketholders are invited to a Centerpiece Reception on Saturday, October 14 from 6:00-7:25 p.m. in the North Foyer of the Caroline Wiess Law Building.

Kivanç Sezer's self-assured debut tackles the dire fate of workers on a construction site, weighing the price of human life and dignity. Set against the frenzy of Istanbul’s urban residential building boom, workers constructing luxury apartments are not rewarded monetarily – irregular wages and life-threatening working conditions make the job dangerous. Aging Ibrahim (Menderes Samancilar) labors to support his family, in spite of his deteriorating health. After learning Ibrahim has lung cancer, the film branches off in other storylines following ambitious Yusuf (Musab Ekici) , who has a clear vision for his future, and a foreman (Tansel Öngel)  who just wants to complete the job early so he can seize another profitable opportunity. The parallel psychological and social issues are carefully paced, while the increasing tension foreshadows imminent tragedy.

Winner Golden Boll for Best Actor and Best Film Editing at 2016 Adana Film Festival; Winner Yilmaz Guney Award for Best Director at 2016 Adana Film Festival; Nominated for Best Film at 2016 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival and Kralovy Vary International Film Festival; Nominated for Best Director at the 2017 Tromsø International Film Festival (Norway).

Interview with the director.


  • Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
    Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • General Admission

    • MFAH Members FREE
    • Adults $15
    • Seniors (65+ with ID) $10
    • Military (with ID) $10
    • College Students (19+ with ID) $7.50
    • Youth (13–18) $7.50
    • Children (12 & younger) FREE
    • Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
    On Thursday, general admission is free for everyone.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Make visiting a snap! Visit mfah.org/parking for complete parking info, including a map you can download.

    Two Parking Garages        

    Parking Garage Hours

    Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Parking Garage Fees

    • Parking payments may be made only with major credit cards, or with MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
    • The first 30 minutes are always free. On Thursday, parking is free for visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
    • For hourly rates, go to mfah.org/parking
    Recommendation for guests with limited mobility: Use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building, or use wheelchair-accessible parking in the garage at 1144 Binz Street.

Special Offers / Dining

Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

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