Turtles Can Fly

On the border of Iraq and Turkey, in the days leading up to the second US-led war, a young technology-obsessed boy nicknamed Satellite convinces the village elders to get a satellite dish so they can watch news of the upcoming invasion. An astonishing and heart-wrenching film that shows the ugliness of conflict while remaining both humane and funny. A stunning accomplishment from the director of 'A Time for Drunken Horses'.

Year: 2004
Genre: Foreign Language Films, War and Anti-War Films, African & Middle Eastern, Film Festivals 2005
Country: Iran, Iraq
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
Starring: Soran Ebrahim, Hirsh Feyssal, Avaz Latif
Duration: 98 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence.
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Africa & Middle East)



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