30.09. - 09.10.2021

Butterflies Turkey 2018 | 117 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2018

Tolga Karaçelik

In 2015 TOLGA KARAÇELIK (*1981) presented his film Ivy at Filmfest Hamburg. Butterflies had its premiere at Sundance and promptly won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize.

rated for 0 + years
Three siblings and a will: a drama full of black humour about a journey to a remote part of Turkey and the heart of a family.
For the last 30 years, Cemal, Kenan and Suzan have had no contact with their father, then he suddenly asks them to visit him in the village where he was born. Unwillingly, the siblings set out from Istanbul to the provinces – Cemal, the frustrated astronaut, who has never been in space; Kenan, the luckless actor who dubs cat videos; and Suzan, a teacher whose nerves are in shreds. When the trio finally arrive, their father is already dead. HIs final wish: to be buried on the hottest day of the year, when the butterflies come to the village to die.
Original title: Kelebekler
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Turkish
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Tolga Karaçelik
Screenplay: Tolga Karaçelik
Cast: Tolga Tekin, Bartu Küçükçaglayan, Tugce Altuğ
Producer: Metin Anter, Diloy Gülün, Tolga Karaçelik
Director of Photography: Andaç Sahan
Music: Ahmet Kenan Bilgic
Production Design:
Editor: Evren Lus
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Films Boutique
Production: Karaçelik Film Yapim
Contact: Isabel Ivars, Films Boutique:


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