Turkey, 117 Minutes, Comedy/Drama, Turkish with English subtitles, Not Rated


State Theatre - Screen 1 Fri, Jun 1, 2018 8:45 PM
State Theatre - Screen 2 Sat, Jun 2, 2018 3:30 PM
State Theatre -Screen 3 Sun, Jun 3, 2018 12:30 PM
State Theatre - Screen 1 Sat, Jun 9, 2018 4:30 PM
Event Info
Film Section:Foreign Narrative
Foreign Narrative
Midwest Premiere
Ann Arbor
Award Winner
Sponsored By:Anne Baird
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Run Time (in minutes):117 minutes
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:Turkey
Subtitles:w/English subtitles
Previous Festivals:Sundance
Festival Awards:Grand Jury Prize - World Cinema Dramatic (Sundance 2018)
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Tolga Karaçelik


MIDWEST PREMIERE! Cemal, Kenan, and Suzi are siblings who have grown apart since leaving the tiny village where they grew up, and going their separate ways. When an unexpected call from their estranged father demands they return to the village immediately, Cemal, the eldest, is tasked with convincing his brother and sister to take a road trip back to the places and memories they have been working so hard to forget. As they try to confront their shared past, they’ll have to contend with each other’s peculiarities and get to know one another all over again, even as the strangest elements of all await them in the village. Director TOLGA KARAÇELIK crafts a wildly inventive dark comedy that’s as thoughtful as it is surprising. Butterflies defies expectation at every turn, balancing playfulness and razor-sharp writing with an incredibly heartfelt look at family bonds that defy time and distance. --Sundance Film Festival

Sponsored by Anne Baird (in memory of Hans C. Cozak) and the UM Weiser Center for Europe & Eurasia