Los Angeles Film Festival 2007
Reha Erdem’s gorgeous portrait of the lives of a group of preadolescents in a remote Islamic village quietly builds an unforgettable emotional resonance from precisely observed moments. Left to their own devices, three friends roam the paths and hillsides near their homes, but when laboring under the attention of their parents, things are more complicated. Their thwarted dreams and desires form a dark current that runs under the surface of town life. Elegant widescreen photography underlines the isolation of the town and the way its life is measured by the patterns of nature and the calls to prayer.
Turkey, 2006, 110 min
In Turkish with English subtitles
Director: Reha Erdem
Writer: Reha Erdem
Producer: Ömer Atay
Cinematographer: Florent Herry
Editor: Reha Erdem
Music: Arvo Pärt
Cast: Özkan Özen, Elit Iscan, Bülent Emin Yarar, Taner Birsel, Yigit Özsener, Selma Ergeç, Köksal Engür, Tilbe Saran, Sevinç Erbulak, Cüneyt Türel
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