Turtles Can Fly
- Original title
Lakposhtha hâm parvaz mikonand (Turtles Can Fly)
- Running time
- 95 min.
Saddam Hossein Feysal,
Abdol Rahman Karim
Bahman Ghobadi Mij Films / Bac Films
Drama | Poverty. Disability. Social Drama. Childhood
- Synopsis / Plot
- 2004: San Sebastian International Film Festival: Winner Golden Shell.
In a village in Iraqi Kurdistan, on the border between Iran and Turkey, the villagers desperately seek for a satellite dish antenna in order to keep updated on the impending attack of the Americans in Iraq… Coming from another village with his younger sister and her child, a mutilated boy has a foreboding: the war is getting closer and closer…
About the director Bahman Ghobadi:
Born in Baneh (Iranian Kurdistan) in 1969. After having worked for a radio station, he studied film at Tehran but dropped out before graduating. Between 1995 and 1999 he directed around ten short films, garnering awards at several national and international festivals. His first feature, A Time for Drunken Horses (2000) was presented at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, winning the Caméra d’Or and the International Critics’ Award. Songs of My Motherland (2002), his second movie, was also presented at Cannes (in the “Un certain regard” section) and received an award at Chicago.
: Sur Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2004: San Sebatián: Golden Shell
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