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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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If you don't have anything to tell why are you making a movie.
9 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being a film school graduate sometimes blinds my perception. i try to shut the negative part of my brain. but if the first 10 minutes is empty i start catching the bad. Even though the opening scene was a hint of a bad movie I forced my self to finish Yumurta. the second scene in the bookshop was a mystery. i guess there was a story. but the long shots are so boring you get disconected. i read the synopsis after watching it. Even then the movie didn't make any sense. you cant expect us to understand you story if you don't tell it. It looked like there was no script just minutes of still photos. So, don't waste your time with this one. Don't let the awards trick you. This is part of a trilogy. the next one is Sut (Milk). i haven't seen it yet but i heard it tops this one.


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