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1,304 Ratings

Turtles Can Fly

Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand

Directed by Bahman Ghobadi
France, Iraq, 2004
Drama, War


Set in Ghobadi’s native Kurdistan, close to the Turkey-Iran border. Soran is a 13-year-old boy who orders other children around as he installs an antenna for villagers keen to hear the broadcast of Saddam Hussein’s fall…

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Turtles Can Fly Directed by Bahman Ghobadi

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2005 | Winner: Peace Film Award

2005 | Special Mention: 14plus Best Feature Film (Crystal Bear)

International Film Festival Rotterdam

2005 | Winner: Audience Award

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2004 | 2 wins including: Golden Seashell

Critics reviews

Such images elevate Ghobadi’s work from straight realism into something more mysterious and beautiful; they also serve as reminders that even in dire situations, the world can still find room for art.
May 18, 2018
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