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Cold of Kalandar (2015)

Kalandar Sogugu (original title)
"Cold of Kalandar" pictures within a unique pastoral atmosphere the realist, passionate and emotional story of Mehmet and his family living far from modern life, in a mountain village.

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Mustafa Kara
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Cast

Cast overview:
Haydar Sisman Haydar Sisman ... Mehmet
Nuray Yesilaraz Nuray Yesilaraz ... Hanife
Hanife Kara Hanife Kara ... Nazife
Ibrahim Kuvvet Ibrahim Kuvvet ... Ibrahim
Temel Kara Temel Kara ... Mustafa
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Mehmet is a man living with his family in a mountain village in Black Sea. He earns his life breeding a few animals, while looking for a mineral reserve on the mountains but his pursuit is seen as useless by his family. Destroyed in search of a mineral reserve, his hope is renewed with the news of a competition.

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Hungary | Turkey

Language:

Turkish

Release Date:

16 September 2016 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold of Kalandar See more »

Filming Locations:

Trabzon, Turkey

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Katapult Film See more »
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Color (HD)| Color
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Official submission of Turkey for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. See more »

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A milestone for Turkish naturalistic cinema
26 March 2017 | by gokhanhepanilSee all my reviews

I'd watched this picture in a theater, only with a few audiences. Besides, it was the only theater which was screening this movie in a 5-million-populated city. I suppose, that's enough to say how "underrated" it is.

Primarily, this movie is result of an enormous effort. Some sequences were probably waited to take for months; all scripted climatic changes were in natural schedule. Peaks, caves, cliffs... Every kind of topography had been background for strongly rough shots. Furthermore, acting of all inexperienced locals are astonishing. I would argue that real actors wouldn't act as good (natural) as locals did.

"Human against nature" is a strong theme if it's adapted into screen properly. A contemporary movie "The Revenant" is a powerful one, especially in cinematography, however it's naturalism imitates the reality. On the other hand, Cold of Calandar avoids the exaggeration of mankind's superhuman resistance. This movie is reality's itself: Pure relentless nature and it's eternal and unguarded toy: human.

Mustafa Kara is a promising director and fairly young as well (36 years old). Hopefully he keeps up his good work.


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