I had the opportunity to see the fascinating, radical, and extremely personal BELONGING on a very, very large (probably my favourite) screen, an opportunity attributable to the sacrosanct otherworld of the mid-tier International Film Festival. Praise be! This film is in some sense similar to Travis Wilkerson's DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN?, though Cevik's science feels even more fundamentally microcellular.
Some Marienbad, some Hiroshima, some ‘Before...’ trilogy and a double-bill for Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey into Night with a shocking first-half. (The Green-Red game in Bi Gan’s film turned into a Blue-Red one here). I wasn’t very interested in the “Before...” moments of the film and instead whenever the characters were offscreen, it was way more exciting. The breakfast scene is really a pleasure to watch.