A timeless tale of larger than life themes: love, betrayal, sibling rivalry, class struggle. This is a great movie; you can feel the dust of the earth in your mouth watching it. It's bold and expressionistic but also gritty and violent and sensual. And of course there's some utter suckling, too. Still, Erksan's other movies seem even cooler and weirder!
What they did to the dog is definitely unforgivable.
An example of superfine acting, this film is one of the prides of Turkish Cinema.
Winner of the 1964 Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, Dry Summer is a tense story of love and betrayal with wonderful performances throughout. It speaks of greed through the microcosmic Osman, whilst presenting an allegorical argument against the capitalist ideal. Tender, violent and superbly written.
Great drama story! Interesting how the man in prison tells Hasan that he was brought to prison in order to understand that he is there because he stole water..
Metin Erksan is one of the leading profiles in Turkish Cinema. Susuz Yaz-Dry Summer is one of his most important works.
Osman's rampant misogyny ruins it for me.
Masterpiece. Not plot points, but plot images. Perfect cinema. There's a single shot that elevates it beyond everything else - a camera rolls in the green fields, round and round like a grieving woman. Except the woman is standing up.
was enjoying the movie up to the scene where they filmed the shotgun shooting of a dog. it was a real live shooting. yeah i know - different time and place compared to modern standards - no harm of animals etc etc. pretty much turned me off after that.
Du bon (bien filmé) et du beaucoup moins bon (les scènes du poulet et surtout du chien sont choquantes, écœurantes et franchement inutiles).
Je suis assez déçu par ce film, très mis en avant sur mubi.
Simply Beautiful great ending !!!
This movie is also a showcase of rural thinking and "caste" system of the traditional Turkish families. Thus, both Hasan's and Bahar's unquestionable obedience towards their elder is a real portrayal.
The story is a good one, and would have been poignant if not for the quality of the acting, which was a little unconvincing. Osman's brother and sister-in-law seemed to tolerate all his scheming, pervy little ways without question, which is odd. Interesting though, except for the scene where the dog was shot, which I (a modern day, softy vegetarian) found a bit disturbing, but I guess the 60s were a different time
Beautiful movie with a powerful storyline. Like "Toni", by Jean Renoir, it is an intense loving triangle story. The conflict about water is universal and present.
Relly fine movie. Great story, intense climax and fantastic cinematography. Seems simple but is complex and the characters are really well defined.
Fine restoration, thank Scorsese's World Cinema Foundation. In the vengeance genre, this one ain't too shabby.
wow, intense. nice cinematography and a painfully accurate depiction of the middle east and its interminable conflicts.
Akin is super right, camera use is very poor in most turkish films. Use of sound is also successfull.
The lagent of Turkish movies...
It would be a dream to find this on DVD, maybe BluRay, but then I'm reaching for the stars
The camera work of Ali Uğur is really way beyond its time regarding other Turkish films of this period. A Masterpiece!
Loved the raw look at the unsophisticated emotional life of the 'real' people; absorbing without being 'studious'!
Ömer Kavur, Şerif gören please!
Thank you to the World Cinema Foundation for resurrecting masterpieces that might otherwise have been permanently forgotten.
We're very fortunate that Scorsece's foundation was able to preserve such a captivating movie. Lush in its aesthetics, and exhilarating in its tensions and climax. I'm certainly watching this one again and again.
thanks to Scorsese's world cinema foundation and Fatih Akin's pick for restoring this movie,it looked great at the MOMA and should be seen in a theater. we should not buy into computerization of the medium and the experience.
Sinuous and breathtaking; I loved the rich textures brought out in the black and white cinematography as well as how fittingly the film score was able to push the pacing of this film.