Turtles Can Fly

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Turtles Can Fly ★★★½ Lakposhtha ham parvaz mikonand 2004

Director Ghobadi's stark and engrossing tale of the unending daily sufferings of refugee children living on the Iraq-Turkey border as they await the U.S.led invasion in early 2003. Essentially absent of adults, Ghobadi centers on 13yearold Satellite (Ebrahim)—who uses his technical savvy to bring TV to the camp so they can watch news channels—along with his rival Hengov, disfigured by landmines, and Hengov's withdrawn sister Agrin who rebuffs Satellite's romantic advances. In Kurdish, with English subtitles. 95m/C DVD . FR IA IQ Soran Ebrahim, Avaz Latif, Hirsh Feyssal, Saddam Hossein Feysal, Hiresh Feysal Rahman, Abdol Rahman Karim, Ajil Zibari; D: Bahman Ghobadi; W: Bahman Ghobadi; C: Shahriar Assadi; M: Hossein Alizadeh.