Shoutout to @meryemcvk for the recommendation.
A charming and tragic portrayal of rural life in Turkey. You will laugh, and you will shed tears, while watching this. The protagonist also looks a lot like Freddie Mercury.
The grandpa is a unique character. He, at first, seems like a giant jerk, but then reveals himself to be a character with a lot of heart, as the story progresses.
There are some flaws with this. First, the beginning of this film takes place in the 1980 coup, but is hardly mentioned beyond that. We don't see how the coup affects Turkish society, or how the United States possibly had a hand in it. The dead wife isn't also mentioned past the beginning. The acting is hammy as well. There's this one scene that's supposed to be a tearjerker, but is made unintentionally hilarious by the grandpa's overacting. I feel like a bad person for laughing at that scene.