Cinefils, Let's Watch Sundance Festival PrizeWinner Turkish Film
Houston’s sixth Turkish Film Festival showcases new films that have entertained and intrigued audiences worldwide. This year’s program includes the comedy/drama Butterflies (Kelebekler), winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the Protected content Film Festival.
Three siblings, the oldest one being Cemal (Tolga Tekin) is an astronaut living in Germany, upset with the poor state of space exploration. Kenan (Bartu Küçükçağlayan) is a struggling actor whose career has dropped to the level of dubbing cat videos, and the youngest sibling Suzan (Tuğçe Altuğ) is desperately trying to leave a husband who never stops complaining about his business. Cemal is the one who receives a call from their father asking them all to return to the small Turkish village of their youth. It is the first direct contact from him in the last 30 years since their mother committed suicide and they were sent away to be raised by relatives. The first half of the film is essentially a road movie, with the trio re-united after many years, driving to the village and getting to know each other again. When they get there, they learn of their father’s death and are instructed by his will to bury him “when butterflies come,” which refers to a fairy-tale that their mother used to tell them...
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Join me at MFAH Films in celebrating the Turkish Film Festival to watch this dark comedy on October 13th. Looking forward to see you!
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