This video is called The Butterfly’s Dream (Kelebeğin Rüyası) / 2nd LATFF North American Premiere.
By Jeff Sawtell in Britain:
The Butterfly’s Dream (12A)
Directed by Yilmaz Erdogan
Thursday 21 February 2013
Turkish director Yilmaz Erdogan’s latest film memorably traces two poets struggling for personal and political liberation
A light flickers like a firefly in the dark only slowly to reveal an eye and head of a pit pony, the camera panning around to illuminate a horrific sight before showing, in bright light, the reason why.
Such is the cinematic style of Turkish filmmaker Yilmaz Erdogan’s magnificent film, based upon the true life story of poets Rustu Onur and Muzaffer Tayyip (Mert Firat, Kivanc Tattitug) who were inspired by personal and political liberation during the second world war.
Thus Rustu and Muzaffer work at whatever they can while writing poems inspired by life so, when they both fall in love with Susan (Belcim Belgian), they decide to write an anonymous poem to her so she can choose between them.
But their problems are twofold – their lack of writing implements and the fact that Susan, the mine owner’s wilful daughter, is increasingly curious to discover the source of her bourgeois comforts.
The pair’s only ally is a former teacher and the story is further complicated when Onur is transferred to a sanatorium where he meets and falls in love with another beautiful muse Mediha (Farah Zeynep Abdullah).
It’s superbly played and beautifully constructed. The poets are often forced to write on the wall, illustrating the dialectic between “misery is the excuse for poems” and “poems are the excuse for life.”
A heartbreaking tragedy that radiates love, compassion and hope.
- London Turkish Film Festival begins (worldbulletin.net)
- A New Poetry Page (therantingpapizilla.wordpress.com)
- Poetry and music afternoon (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Poetry My Soul (fakihahassanrizvi.wordpress.com)
- Love poetry on the Internet (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- A Random Poetry Experience (betweenasleepandawake.wordpress.com)
- Poetry slam returns to Encinitas on Feb. 24 (utsandiego.com)
- Spoken word poet speaks out on bullying (southernmissmultimedia.wordpress.com)