• Turtles Can Fly

    2004. Iran. Bahman Ghobadi. 95 min.

Friday, June 27, 2008, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Turtles Can Fly

    2004. Iran. Written and directed by Bahman Ghobadi. With Avaz Latif, Soran Ebrahim. Turtles Can Fly, set in a Kurdish refugee camp on the Iraq/Turkey border on the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, was the first film made in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Thirteen-year-old Kak is known as "Satellite" because he installs satellite dishes and antennas for local villagers looking for news of the impending war. As the dynamic leader of the village's children, he also organizes the dangerous sweeping and clearing of local minefields. Satellite is smitten with an orphan named Agrin, a sad-faced girl traveling with her disabled, clairvoyant brother Henkov and a three-year-old child, whose connection to the siblings is slowly revealed. In Farsi; English subtitles. 95 min.

In the Film exhibition Flaherty at MoMA: The Films of Bahman Ghobadi

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