Winner · Grand Jury Prize · Sundance Film Festival
Feathers fly in this hilarious, offbeat Sundance award-winning crowdpleaser. Three dysfunctional siblings, Cemel, Kenan and Suzan, journey back to the Turkish village of their birth to help their estranged father fulfil his dying wish. Cemal is an astronaut long settled in Germany; Kenan, a hapless actor reduced to dubbing cat videos; and Suzan, a teacher ready to leave her self-centered husband. The three embark on a journey back to their home village, aided by booze and music from their youth, they get to know one another again, reviving old arguments, but also the pleasures of a shared past.
Butterflies is a wildly inventive, explosive, and bittersweet family comedy.
"Turkish writer-director Tolga Karaçelik’s heartsore, ruefully funny third feature “Butterflies” is the very template of a laughter-through-the-tears Sundance crowdpleaser." - Variety
Turkish with English subtitles