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Turtles Can Fly

Director: Bahman Gobadi
Audio: Kurdish
Subtitles : Japanese
95 min.
Genre: Fiction


The first film to be made in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein, the devastating Turtles Can Fly is set in a Kurdish refugee camp on the Iraqi-Turkish border just before the US invasion in spring 2003. Director Bahman Ghobadi concentrates on a handful of orphaned children and their efforts to survive the appalling conditions: there's the entrepreneurial Satellite, the armless clairvoyant Henkov, and his traumatised sister Agrin, who herself is responsible for a blind toddler. Winner of 2005 Berlin International Film Festival Peace Film Award.

  • - Venue -
  • Wednesday, 25th June 19:30 Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Tokyo

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