The Butterfly’s Dream

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The Butterfly’s Dream
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Turkey, 2013, 123 Minute Running Time
Topics: History, Romance
Program: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Turkish English Sub-Titles

This ambitious, tragicomic melodrama – the most expensive Turkish film ever made – tells a story about a distant time when poetry was what people lived for; not money, success or power.

In 1941 in Zonguldak, an impoverished mining city on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, two handsome, talented, young poets are friends and rivals. They make a bet to decide who can court a pretty aristocrat’s daughter. May the best poet win!

At the same time, the two friends have to deal with more serious problems: disease, poverty, compulsory work in the coal mines and the distant but still looming threat of WWII. As the story progresses, the poets travel through cities and events in search of happiness. Is it the optimist who is the bravest or the pessimist?

Director Yilmaz Erdogan is a popular poet in his own right, though best known in North America for his starring role in Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s film "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia". Based on a true story, the film has been such a success in Turkey that the two poets, long-since forgotten, have been propelled to the top of the best-seller lists.

Filmmaker(s) attending: Producer / Actress

DIRECTOR: Yilmaz Erdogan
Producer: Necati Akpinar
Editor: Bora Goksingol, Cagri Turkkan
Screenwriter: Yilmaz Erdogan
Cinematographer: Gökhan Tiryaki
Music: Rahman Altin
Principal Cast: Kivanç Tatlitug, Belçim Bilgin, Mert Firat, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Yilmaz Erdogan, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan
Filmography: Neseli hayat (2009)
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Vizontele Tuuba (2004)
Vizontele (2001)
Print Source: BKM- Mamut Film

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