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Blue Bicycle, The

Original title: Mavi Bisiklet
German title: blaue Fahrrad, Das
Turkey, Germany, 2015

Director: Köreken, Ümit
Production company: Drama Film Production, Istanbul
Co-producers: Papermoon Films, Berlin
Age recommendation: 9 years and up
Length: 94 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Twelve-year-old Ali’s mother sells the clothes she knits on the streets of a Turkish town, while he himself earns a little money on the side working in a garage when he’s not in school. Ever since his father’s been gone, the family has been struggling to
avoid financial ruin. The beautiful blue bicycle that he admires regularly in a shop window on his way home seems far removed from his reality. Ali’s heart belongs to Elif, the school’s head prefect. When she is forced to step down from her office and make way for Hasan, the new kid in class, on the orders of the headmaster, Ali is unable to just accept this undemocratic move. In spite of his family’s precarious
situation, Ali and his best friend risk getting expelled in order to fight for justice – and for pretty Elif.

Berlin Generation 2016, Giffoni 2016, Cinekid Amsterdam 2016, Chicago CFF 2016, Olympia CFF Pyrgos 2016, Cine Junior Val de Marne 2017, Stockholm Junior 2017, China ICFF 2017, Pula IFF 2019

World sales address/es:
Attraction Distribution (CDN)