The trailer opens on Gülseren discussing fireflies with her grandson. “They don’t show themselves,” she says. “Not everyone can see them.” The clip goes on to share a glimpse into Gülseren’s childhood in Istanbul, which consisted of immense pressure and social change…but, also, lots of laughter.
According to Netflix’s official description, “rebellious, irreverent wunderkind Gülseren navigates loneliness, love and loss against the current of political turmoil and social change.” (Think of it as a cross between Unorthodox and The Notebook.)
Have You Ever Seen Fireflies? was directed by Andaç Haznedaroglu (The Guest Aleppo to Istanbul). The movie stars Yilmaz Erdogan, Ecem Erkek, Engin Alkan, Devrim Yakut, Merve Dizdar, Ushan Çakir, Bora Akkas and Bülent Çolak.
Have You Ever Seen Fireflies? will hit Netflix on Friday, April 9, so let the countdown begin.
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