Blue Bicycle (Mavi Bisiklet, Turkey, 2016, slo subtitles, 93 min.) 10+
Director: Ümit Köreken
Writers: Nursen Cetin Köreken, Ümit Köreken
Stars: Selim Kaya, Eray Kilicarslan, Katya Shenkova,...
12-year-old Ali lives an austere life in the Anatolian countryside. He's saving up his hard-earned money for his big dream: a brand-new, blue bicycle. When Elif, the girl he is secretly in love with, becomes the victim of a great injustice at school, Ali takes up the passionate fight for democracy and against a system stuck in its ways.
Blue Bicycle is a story of a childish love, of dreams and of resistance... It tells the story of a small town kid trying to make sense of what's going on around him and how he is capable of sacrificing the blue bicycle he has been dreaming of for a long, long time so as to resist to an unfairness he witnesses.