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The Butterfly's Dream (Turkish: Kelebeğin Rüyası) is a 2013 Turkish drama film written and directed by Yılmaz Erdoğan. The film was selected as the Turkish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards,[1][2][3][4] but it was not nominated.

The Butterfly's Dream
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Directed byYılmaz Erdoğan
Produced byNecati Akpınar
Written byYılmaz Erdoğan
StarringKıvanç Tatlıtuğ
Belçim Bilgin
Mert Fırat
Farah Zeynep Abdullah
Yılmaz Erdoğan
Music byRahman Altin
CinematographyGökhan Tiryaki
Release date
  • 22 February 2013 (2013-02-22)
Running time
138 minutes
CountryTurkey
LanguageTurkish

Rahman Altın, the composer of the score to the film won the "World Soundtrack Awards - Public Choice Award" at the 40th Film Fest Gent.

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After its release on February 2013, director Yılmaz Erdoğan's feature film Kelebeğin Rüyası (The Butterfly's Dream) was also selected by Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ömer Çelikas, as Turkey's candidate for the 2014's Academy Awards.[5] The storyline, set in the early 1940s of Turkey, revolves around two good male friends, Rüştü Onur and Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu. They are members of the Garip movement.[6] They make a living out of publishing their poems at a time when life appears hard with the World War II in its full swing across the world. The story takes a turn when both fall in love with other people and life changes for them trying to survive against social class system and religious barriers of the time, which jeopardizes their love life, their friendship and their profession.[7]

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  1. ^ "'The Butterfly's Dream' selected by Turkish Culture Ministry for Oscars". Hurriyet. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Oscars: Turkey Nominates 'The Butterfly's Dream' in Foreign Language Category". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  3. ^ "The Butterfly's Dream causes a flutter at Istanbul festival". euronews.com. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Butterfly's Dream (Turkish)". cineklik.com. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  5. ^ "TURKEY NOMINATES 'KELEBEĞIN RÜYASı' FOR OSCAR'S FOREIGN FILM CATEGORY". sabah.com.tr. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Kelebek Misali Kısa Hayatlar". 16 May 2014.
  7. ^ "The Butterfly's Dream (2013) **** Kelebegin Ruyasi London Turkish Film Festival 2013". filmuforia.com. Retrieved 19 September 2013.

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