In an apartment building where neighbors, friends, and family are living in close quarters, three male protagonists encounter three phases of manhood in Turkish society. Directors Reha ... See full summary »
A man and a woman seeking refuge from the world: Nihat at a remote forest fire tower, Seher in her room at a rural bus station. When their lives collide, each now has to fight their battle of conscience before the other.
Zeki Demirkubuz plays the lead character Ahmet who wants to make a film about Dostoyevsky's 'Crime and Punishment'. He falls into a deep depression, loses interest in the film and life, ... See full summary »
A small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, facing the immense sea, flanked by olive yards. Villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. ... See full summary »
A woman let's a harmless looking fortune teller into her house. The fortune teller is clearly gifted, but it turns out she had no intention of just telling fortunes... and soon the woman ... See full summary »
A high school graduate, Yusuf could not pass the university entrance exam. Writing poetry is his greatest passion and some of his poems are being printed in various obscure literary ... See full summary »
A barber working in Istanbul longs to be 'both here and far, far away'. And one day, without warning, he takes himself off and disappears abruptly into the great far away. The barber ... See full summary »
Poet Yusuf (35-38) returns to his childhood hometown, which he hadn't visited for years, upon his mother's death. He is faced with a neglected, crumbling house. Ayla, a young girl (17-19) ... See full summary »
Exquisitely shot and carefully crafted in terms of the handling of its subject matter, Waiting for Clouds is one of the most significant features that came out from Turkish cinema in the recent years. The film tells the story of a woman's going back to her roots through loss and memory. Her reflective process appears as an urge to rediscover herself in the little town of mountainous Black Sea where she has settled for a long time. Ustaoglu's character stands out with the nuanced and absorbed performance of Ruchan Caliskur. The subtle balance between the elaborate discussion of identity in Turkish historical context is accompanied by beautiful cinematography and construction of geography/space. The director, Yesim Ustaoglu, has apparently matured her directorial style in relation to her previous two feature films, and stands out to be the foremost significant woman filmmaker in contemporary Turkish cinema.
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