'The Butterfly's Dream' selected for Oscars
The movie features a talented cast including Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ and Belçim Bilgin (in picture). HÜRRİYET photo
Yılmaz Erdoğan's critically acclaimed movie "Kelebeğin Rüyası" (The Butterfly's Dream) will represent Turkey for the 2014 Oscars.
The movie, which features a talented cast including Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ and Belçim Bilgin, will compete for a candidate spot for the best foreign-language film at the Academy Awards next year.
Its selection was announced by Culture Minister Ömer Çelik on Twitter.
The movie tells the story of two unknown poets, Rüştü Onur and Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu - played by Mert 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.