After a childhood event with lasting impact, Cemal, Kenan and Suzan lose contact with their father Mazhar. Unexpectedly, he gets in touch 30 years later: would his children like to visit their village of birth Hasanlar in rural Turkey?

And so, after temperamental deliberations in Istanbul, the frustrated astronaut with no practical experience (Cemal), the ailing voice actor (Kenan) and the mentally unstable teacher (Suzan) start a long, nostalgic drive. Once there, their father proves to have died. His last wish: to be buried on the hottest day of the year when the butterflies come to the village to die.

The camera playfully observes the trio uncover their unprocessed traumas during the increasingly absurd journey. Black humour permeates the scenes that introduce an unbearable village headman, a pragmatic imam and a wisecracking blind herdsman. While foraging chickens explode one by one in the streets.

 
Original title
Kelebekler
Filmmaker
Tolga Karaçelik
Premiere
European premiere
Country
Turkey
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
117’
Language
Turkish
Producer
Tolga Karaçelik, Diloy Gülün, Metin Anter, Diloy Gülün
Production Company
Karaçelik Film
Sales
Karaçelik Film
Writer
Tolga Karaçelik
Cinematography
Andaç Sahan
Editor
Evren Lus
Production Design
Arzu Kadak, Cem Ece
Sound Design
Cenker Kökten
Music
Ahmet Kenan Bilgic
Cast
Tolga Tekin, Bartu Kücükcaglayan, Tugce Altug, Serkan Keskin, Hakan Karsak, Ezgi Mola, Ercan Kesal