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Yumurta (Egg) (2007)
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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 »

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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) awaits him there. Yusuf has been unaware of the existence of this distant relation who had been living with his mother for five years; He stays by his dead mother's bedside for a while on the morning of his return. Ayla's presence alleviates the emotions evoked by death to an extent. But how will Yusuf cope with the guilt that embraces him after the funeral? Will he manage to overcome it? The maternal household's chattels, and everyday habits, the staid rhythm of the provinces and the spaces filled with ghosts&; The town he once had left to escape all this, re-enchants Yusuf. Yusuf finds out on the day he's due to return to Istanbul that he is obliged to perform the sacrifice his mother had been prevented by death from fulfilling. Ayla pressures him. Yusuf and Ayla set off for the saint's tomb, some ... Written by omayra73@yahoo.com

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Slow, but interesting
26 January 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Egg is one of those films which can be called either boring or meditative, depending on which end of the spectrum you are at. The first scene itself should separate these two disparate groups. A woman walks past a murky landscape in towards the camera and then walks out. It is a terribly slow scene. As the film moves forward you get a clearer understanding of that scene and it appears as a very important part of the experience.

The story follows a man who returns to his village after his mother dies. He has been so long away that he doesn't know the girl who looked after his mother. He is eager to get away from the village and its many associated memories. He wants to keep his distance, but cannot.

This is a very poignant little film. Depending on the sort of viewer it has, it demands varying levels of patience.


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