‘Butterfly’s Dream’ wins in Milan Film Fest
Mert Fırat (L) and Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ star in Turkish hit ‘Butterfly’s Dream.’Turkish film “Kelebeğin Rüyası” (The Butterfly’s Dream), written and directed by Yılmaz Erdoğan, won the Best Soundtrack Award at the 15th International Milan Film Festival, organized by the Leonardo Da Vinci Film Group. The film was also nominated for the Best Actress and Best Script categories. The film’s soundtrack was composed by Rahman Altın.
The film’s soundtrack immediately went No. 1 on Turkey’s music charts following its release and has since won the World Soundtrack Academy’s “Public Choice Award” for 2013. Performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Miriam Nemcova, the solo piano parts were played by the composer himself. The film competed for a candidate spot for the best foreign-language film at the Academy Awards this year.
Starring Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Mert Fırat and Belçim Bilgin Erdoğan, 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 different countries.