Milan Film Fest nominates Turkish film
ROME - Anadolu AgencyTurkish film “Kelebeğin Rüyası” (The Butterfly’s Dream) has been nominated for three awards at the International Milan Film Festival, organized by the Leonardo Da Vinci Film Group. The festival will be held between May 8 and 18.
The 2013 film, written and directed by Yılmaz Erdoğan, will be competing in the Best Actress, Best Score and Best Script categories.
Erdoğan’s wife Belçim Bilgin Erdoğan has been nominated for the Best Actress award for her “Suzan” character in the film. Elizabeth Banks, Laura Kirk, Samantha Morton, Rezeta Veliu, Margot Sikabonyi and You Young Lee are among her competitors in the category.
The film also stars Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ and Mert Fırat, and the nominated score was composed by Rahman Altın. It competed for a candidate spot for the best foreign-language film at the Academy Awards this year.
The movie 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 Black Sea coast. It tells the story of the young poets’ love for an aristocrat’s daughter, expressed by each of them through their poems.
“The Butterfly’s Dream” achieved considerable box office success, after premiering in London, Los Angeles and Dubai.