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World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Cemal, Kenan, and Suzi are siblings who have grown apart since leaving Hasanlar, 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 reuniting the family and 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 piece their dysfunctional family back together and 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.

Tolga Karaçelik returns to the Sundance Film Festival with his second feature, crafting a wildly inventive and explosive 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.

Mon. 1/22, 2:30 p.m., Prospector, PC
Wed. 1/24, 11:30 a.m., Prospector, PC
Thu. 1/25, 6:00 p.m., Broadway 6, SLC
Fri. 1/26, 6:00 p.m., Park Ave., PC

YEAR 2017

SECTION World Drama

COUNTRY Turkey

RUN TIME 117 min

LANGUAGE Turkish

SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

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Tolga Karaçelik

Tolga Karaçelik has directed two feature films and several award-winning shorts. His debut film, Toll Booth, screened at festivals around the world, winning several awards at the International Antalya Film Festival. His second film, Ivy, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was shown at festivals around the world, and won several awards. He was a juror at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival’s East of the West Competition in 2016.