Director Ahmet Uluçay's first feature tells the coming-of-age story of two friends whose passion for cinema is unstoppable. Recep and Mehmet dream of becoming film directors, but Recep's apprenticeship to a watermelon vendor and Mehmet's to an abusive barber yield little money, so the movie camera in a shop window is only a dream. Undaunted, they build a projector out of wood and a battery-run lamp, and manually pull scavenged filmstrips through the gate, trying to achieve the mystical formula of 24 frames per second. Along the way, Recep falls in love with Nihal, a haughty town beauty who refuses to return his affection, and to further complicate matters, Nihal's younger sister Güler cherishes unrequited feelings for him. Frequently made to feel inferior by the city dwellers, the boys hope that the cinema will prove their salvation. Are their dreams as impossible as boats made out of watermelon rinds?