Butterflies
Title: Butterflies
Original title: Kelebekler
Release year: 2018
Country: Türkiye
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Director: Tolga Karaçelik
Stars: Tolga Tekin, Bartu Küçükçağlayan, Tuğce Altuğ
Rating: 4/5

In a Turkish village, three siblings who neither know each other nor anything about their late father, wait to bury his body. As they start to find out more about their father and each other, they also start to learn more about themselves.

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2023-10-29

Kelebekler (Butterflies) is a 2018 Turkish comedy-drama film directed by Tolga Karaçelik. It tells the story of three estranged siblings who reunite in their childhood village for their father’s funeral. The film won the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Kelebekler is a unique and refreshing film that defies easy categorization. It is both funny and moving, and it offers a unique perspective on Turkish society and culture.

The film’s greatest strength is its characters. Cemal, Suzan, and Kenan are all complex and flawed individuals, but they are also deeply sympathetic. Karaçelik does a masterful job of developing the characters and their relationships with each other.

The film’s humor is also excellent. Karaçelik has a keen eye for the absurdities of everyday life, and he finds humor in even the darkest of situations. However, the humor is never mean-spirited, and it is always rooted in the characters and their emotions.

Kelebekler is not without its flaws. The pacing can be slow at times, and the film’s ending is somewhat ambiguous. However, these flaws do not detract from the film’s overall impact.

Overall, Kelebekler is a well-made and thought-provoking film that is sure to stay with you long after the credits have rolled.

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AKA: Butterflies,Entre Irmãos,Kelebekler,Motyle,När fjärilarna kommer,Papillons,Pillangók,Sommerfuglene,Sommerfugler,Πεταλούδες,Бабочки
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