BUTTERFLIES

Tolga Karaçelik

Turkey 117 min. min Spanish premiere

Synopsis

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.

Themes

ComedyRoad MovieContryside

Director

Tolga Karaçelik

(Istanbul, 1981) He directed two feature films and several award winning shorts. His debut film Toll Booth (2010) screened on festivals around the world winning 13 awards including best first film, best actor and best cinematography at Turkey’s important film festival Golden Orange. His second film Ivy (2015) premiered in Sundance and was shown at more than 30 festivals so far.

Filmography: Butterflies (2018), Ivy (2015), Rapunzel (curt, 2010), Toll Booth (2010)

Tolga Karaçelik

Film information

Int. title: Kelebekler
Director: Tolga Karaçelik
Script: Tolga Karaçelik
Contact: Films Boutique
With: Tugce Altug, Bartu Küçükçaglayan, Tolga Tekin
Country: Turkey
Year: 2018
Format: DCP
Length: 117 min. min
Language: Turkish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Catalan
Edition: 2019

Awards

Grand Jury Prize - World Cinema Dramatic at Sundance | Special Jury Prize and Best actor in Istanbul | Audience Award in Thessaloniki