Monday, July 18, 2005

Turtles Can Fly

On the Turkish / Iraqi border, awaiting the US invasion, a bunch of kids in a world short of adults earn money, solve problems, boss each other about, give advice, are parents, fall in love, kill and other adult activities. This is a film of contrasts:
  • the rubbish and mud of the refugee camp against the beauty of the hills and cliffs around them and the bright blue sky above
  • the know it all, satellite dish installing kids practising their english phrases and the technophobic frightened adults
  • villagers verses refugees
  • news from satellites and premonitions from dreams
Amid the fear, landmines, thre is a little humour before the inevitable injuries, deaths and the arrival of the Americans

Ian's rating: 3/5

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