‘Butterfly’s Dream’ best film at Durres
DURRES – Anadolu AgencyThe Turkish film “Kelebeğin Rüyası” (The Butterfly’s Dream), written and directed by Yılmaz Erdoğan, won the “Best Film of Balkans” award at the seventh Durres Film Festival in Albania. Nearly 200 films were shown in the festival between Sept. 9 and 14. Turkey was represented by three films, including “Selvi Boylum Al Yazmalım” (Girl with the Red Scarf) and “Devlerin Aşkı” (Love of Giants) in addition to Erdoğan’s film.
Turkish actress Türkan Şoray, the star of “Selvi Boylum Al Yazmalım,” attended the festival as the guest of honor and received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Starring Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Mert Fırat and Belçim Bilgin Erdoğan, “The Butterfly’s Dream” tells the story of two unknown poets, Rüştü Onur and Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu – played by Fırat and Tatlıtuğ, respectively – living in World War II-era Zonguldak, on the western coast of the Black Sea. The film tells the story of the young poets’ love for an aristocrat’s daughter, expressed through their poetry.
“The Butterfly’s Dream” achieved considerable box office success after premiering in different countries. It went on to represent Turkey in the 2014 Oscars. The film, whose soundtrack was composed by Rahman Altın, won the Best Soundtrack Award at the 15th International Milan Film Festival in May. The film was also nominated for the Best Actress and Best Script categories.