When Istanbul architect Dogan falls ill, it gives him the chance to revisit his old stomping grounds in the Turkish countryside. Time, though, has cast an unexpected spell on his homeland.
Mentor Nuri Bilge Ceylan proves an inevitable influence on actor Muzaffer Özdemir’s handsome, thoughtful debut, which uses an Istanbul architect’s rustic sabbatical to consider the spoliation of the Turkish landscape and modern society.
Nuri Bilge Ceyla's protégé Özdemir tries his hand behind the camera with solid results. A measured, painterly debut.