Based on the internationally acclaimed novel by Zülfü Livaneli and set against the backdrop of Turkey’s natural wonders, Bliss is an eye-opening story about the taboo subject of honor killings.
When 17-year-old Meryem is found disheveled and unconscious by the side of a lake in the countryside, her family believes the worst – that her chastity has been lost. They turn to the ancient principle of “tore,” a strict moral code that condemns Meryem to death. The duty of upholding the family’s honor falls upon a distant cousin, Cemal, who has just completed a brutal tour in the military. Together they embark on a surprising journey across traditional and modern-day Turkey in this unforgettable film. —http://firstrunfeatures.com/bliss_synopsis.html
Beautiful cinematography however this movie has a tendency to go overboard in multiple ways. It gets overly cinematic (if you know what i mean) and gets border line corny a lot of the time. It also feels like it never lets the actors just breath and do their thing either. Perhaps it needed better editing to help with this.
Turkish filmmaker Abdullah Oğuz (“In the Jail Now” & “Asmalı Konak: Hayat”) adapts the novel of the same title by Zülfü Livaneli (“Iron Earth, Copper Sky”, “Mist” & “Shahmaran”) into a powerful… read review