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MES presents: The Butterfly's Dream (2013)

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Kelebeğin Rüyası/ The Butterfly’s Dream

The story line, set in the early 1940s of Turkey, revolves around two good friends, Rüştü Onur and Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu, who make a living out of publishing their poems at a time when life appears hard with World War II in its full swing across the world. The story takes a turn when both fall in love with the same girl, and life changes for them trying to survive against the rigid social class system and the religious barriers of the time, which jeopardize their love life, their friendship and their profession.

Written and Directed by Yılmaz Erdoğan


Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies Program at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, the Turkish Student Association, and the Turkish Language Program within the Department of LLL.

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