Director Tolga Karaçelik

Production year 2018

Length 117min.

Country Turkey


Close-up of an astronaut’s face: the astronaut is Cemal. Kenan dubs home videos for a living. In a classroom, kindergarten teacher Suzan weeps frantically. They are the sons and daughter of Mazhar. Now, after being 30 years apart, their father calls them back home to their village of Hasanlar. They don’t know why. When they arrive to Hasanlar, they realize that their father is dead and in his will he asks to be buried when the butterflies come to the village to die; one of the many strangeness of this village. Three siblings who neither know each other nor anything about their father will have to kill time in this village while waiting for the time of the butterflies. As they start to find out more about their father and about each other, they also start to know more about themselves.



Tolga Karaçelik
Tolga Karaçelik



Tolga Karaçelik, Diloy Gülün, Metin Anter


Tolga Karaçelik

Director of Photography

Andaç Sahan

Production designer

Arzu Kadak, Cem Ece

Music by

Ahmet Kenan Bilgic


Cenker Kökten


Evren Lus


Tolga Tekin, Bartu Küçükçağlayan, Tuğçe Altuğ.

Production company(ies)

Karacelik Film Yapim

Tolga Karaçelik

Tolga Karaçelik directed two feature films and several award winning shorts. His debut film Toll Booth (2010) screened on festivals around the world winning thirteen awards including Best First Film, Best Actor and Best Cinematography at Turkey’s important FF Golden Orange. His second film Ivy (2015) premiered in Sundance and was shown at more than thirty festivals including prestigious festivals like Toronto, Karlovy Vary, Sao Paolo, Sydney. Ivy had been awarded more than twenty awards world wide including Best Film at East End Film Festival of London and Best Film, Best Director, Best Script, Best Actor at Golden Orange and Best Director and Best Actor at Adana FF. Tolga Karaçelik was a jury member at Karlovy IFF’s East West Competition 2016.


Toll Booth (2010), Rapunzel (2010, short), 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero (2011), Ivy (2015), Butterflies (2018).

FILMS 2018