Boats Out of Watermelon Rinds

Karpuz Kabuğundan Gemiler Yapmak

98 mins
8.6 / 10 (826)


By day, Recep works for a watermelon seller in a small Turkish village, but his evenings are dedicated to collaborating with his friend Mehmet on rebuilding a film projector, both fueled by their shared aspiration of becoming renowned film directors.

MUBI's take

With heartfelt simplicity, Boats out of Watermelon Rinds epitomizes cinematic passion against the verdant backdrop of pastoral Turkey. Echoing the nostalgic charm of Cinema Paradiso, Ahmet Uluçay narrates a young dreamer’s love affair with film that is crafted on a shoestring budget.

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