Turkish comedy-drama, The Secret of the Fireflies, available on Netflix, should move audiences who liked 7. Koğuştaki Mucize.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT ?
A rebellious and irreverent child prodigy, Gülseren evolves between loneliness, love and mourning, despite political turmoil and changes in society.
The crazy and moving story of Gülseren
Notice to sensitive souls, Netflix has just put online a new Turkish film, entitled The Secret of the Fireflies, which should move more than one. This feature film is adapted from the popular play Have you ever seen a firefly? written and directed by Yılmaz Erdoğan.
The Secret of the Fireflies is a film directed by Andaç Haznedaroğlu, a filmmaker who staged the romantic comedy Hot Sweet Sour, also available on Netflix. This time, the director tackles a more dramatic subject that looks towards the fantastic with a little touch of humor.
This film follows the story of Gülseren (Ecem Erkek, seen in the series The Protector), a resident of a retirement home, who tells her inspiring and moving story to two young videographers. Through her memories and her photo album, Gülseren delivers her story of a child prodigy, very awake with the rebellious and irreverent spirit that turns the daily life of her family upside down.
In addition to her strong intellectual abilities, Gülseren is able to see fireflies that watch over her throughout her life and accompany her in difficult times. Its mad existence also allows us to trace decades of political turmoil and major social changes in Turkish society.
The Secret of the Fireflies should appeal to the public who let themselves be moved by 7. Koğuştaki Mucize, another moving Turkish film which had hit the stage on the platform. It remains to be seen if The Secret of the Fireflies will have the same success as 7. Koğuştaki Mucize.