Turtles Can Fly

TitleTurtles Can Fly
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsGhobadi, Bahman
Running Time97 min.
Date Released09/2004
DistributorIFC Films
CountryIran, France, Iraq
Publication LanguageKurdish

In a Kurdish refugee camp on the eve of the War in Iraq, a boy's ambitions and joys contrast sharply with the horrors around him. A young boy's adventures in scavenging is better than some work in clearing land mines, leaving some disfigured and others emboldened. Their camp remains impoverished and neglected, but they await word of an American invasion.


Soran Ebrahim
Avaz Latif
Saddam Hossein Feysal
Hiresh Feysal Rahman
Abdol Rahman Karim
Ajil Zibari


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, IFC Films, BAC Films
written and directed by Bahman Ghobadi
produced by Hamid Ghavami, Batin Ghobadi, Hamid Karimi, Babak Amini, Farzad Jadata, Jafar Panahi
Director of photography, Shahriar Assadi
editors, Mostafa Khergheh Poosh, Hayedeh Safi Yari
music, Hossein Ali Zadeh


War, Drama

Translated Titleلاک پشت ها هم پرواز می کنند
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