Butterflies

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    Butterflies

    Directed by

    Turkey

    2018

    117 min

    • Turkish

    Drama

    Cemal, Kenan, and Suzi are siblings who have grown apart since leaving Hasanlar, the tiny village where they grew up, and going their separate ways. When an unexpected call from their estranged father demands they return to the village immediately, Cemal, the eldest, is tasked with reuniting the family and convincing his brother and sister to take a road trip back to the places and memories they have been working so hard to forget. As they try to piece their dysfunctional family back together and confront their shared past, they’ll have to contend with each other’s peculiarities and get to know one another all over again, even as the strangest elements of all await them in the village.

    Awards

    • World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Sundance FF
    • Special Jury Prize – In Memory of Onat Kutlar, Best Actor - ex aequo (Tolga Tekin) - Istanbul FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Tolga Tekin
    Bartu Küçükçağlayan
    Tuğçe Altuğ
    Serkan Keskin
    Hakan Karsak
    Screenplay
    Tolga Karaçelik
    Cinematography
    Andaç Sahan
    Editing
    Evren Lus
    Production
    KARACELIK FILM
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    Tolga Karaçelik

    Tolga Karaçelik

    Turkey

    I'm not here to find answers - hope is also an answer. My aim is to ask questions, as everyone asks themselves.

    Tolga Karaçelik has directed three feature films and several award-winning shorts. His debut film, TOLL BOOTH, screened at festivals around the world, winning a number of awards. His second film, IVY, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, 2015. He was a juror at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival’s East of the West Competition in 2016. His latest feature BUTTERFLIES screened at IFF Rotterdam, Sundance FF (World Cinematic Grand Jury Prize) and Istanbul FF (Special Jury Prize – In Memory of Onat Kutlar).

    Selected Filmography