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The Cuckoos

26m Drama 2021

Language: Uyghur, with English subtitles


UK Premiere

Synposis Zeynep went to the countryside with her mother to see the cuckoo mentioned in a myth that is related to her name. In the countryside, she met a boy named Ekper, and chose to befriend him regardless of everyone else’s doubts. However, their friendship was shaken due to Zeynep’s loss of her earring. Before leaving, Zeynep decided to face her mistake and went to look for Ekper in the woods. In the woods, there are sounds made by the cuckoos everywhere, but Ekper is nowhere to be seen.


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