• Butterflies

    Directed by Tolga Karaçelik
    Turkey | 117 minutes | World Cinema Now

When their father calls after being estranged for 30 years, dysfunctional siblings are forced to take a road trip to their childhood village in rural Turkey in this touching and bittersweet family dramedy.


January 4, 2019 10:30 AM   Tickets not available
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January 10, 2019 3:00 PM   Tickets not available
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January 11, 2019 12:30 PM   Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Turkish siblings Cemal, Suzan and Kenan have been estranged for years. Cemal is now an astronaut living in Germany, Suzan is a frustrated schoolteacher at her wit's end with her selfish husband, and Kenan is an actor who does mostly voiceover work of the cat video variety. Their worlds could not be farther apart. But when their father (who hasn't seen his children in 30 years) cryptically summons them back to their childhood village, the three are forced into a road trip that might just be the key to reuniting the family once again. Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Butterflies is a testament to writer-director Tolga Karaçelik's ability to blend tones of playfulness with drama in this bittersweet, funny and touching tale of family dysfunction.

In competition for the New Voices New Visions Award.

film details

Original Language Title: Kelebekler
Country: Turkey
Year: 2018
Running Time: 117 minutes
Language: in Turkish with English subtitles (deaf-friendly)
Director: Tolga Karaçelik
Producers: Metin Anter, Diloy Gülün, Tolga Karaçelik
Principal Cast: Tolga Tekin, Bartu Küçükçağlayan, Tuğçe Altuğ
Primary Company: Films Boutique
Cinematographers: Andaç Sahan
Editor: Evren Lus
Screenwriter: Tolga Karaçelik

guests in attendance

Director Tolga Karacelik will be in attendance January 10 and 11.

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