The third part of Kaplanoglus "Yusuf trilogy" is also its best. A warm and gentle tale about a young boy whose father suddently goes missing. The cast is perfect and the sound and image work is stunning. This film is a masterpiece.
Together with Egg & Milk, Honey is One of the greatest trilogies I`ve ever seen. The ability of Semih Kaplanoğlu to work with children already astonished me. It`s arguably the most deserved film winning Golden Bear ever since.
Beautifully Stunning! Sebuah drama kontemporer yang terjuntai bak puisi yang amat teduh. Mengalir dalam bingkai landskape sebuah desa di Turki yang begitu ranum. Ah rasanya ingin mencium ranumnya bau bunga violet sebelum pergi bersekolah.. Film Turki yang sangat penting
One of the most important films from Turkey. In the surface, we see through eyes of Yusuf, the six-year-old innocent boy, his so many questions about life, death and his dreams of his father falling from a high tree while fetching honey, their source of income. But like Yusuf, we are like the child, who can barely see the more pressing truths about life: that it is harsh. Life's joys can be found but quite rare.
It is odd to witness the enthusiasm for this admitedly honest film with a tender protagonist. To see the world through a child's eyes is not sufficient in itself to generate an authentic cinematic experience. Here reticence takes the lead in conjunction with some 'beautiful' imagery, devoid though of cinematic depth and density. Themes around childhood, literacy, death, solidarity are treated superficially. Mediocre.
Beautiful tale of childhood. A masterful mixture of form, story, and cinema for the soul. Slightly melancholic as it brings similar memories of childhood of fun times in the forest with my dad.. probably the happiest memories of life.. The Yusuf trilogy is the peak of narrative cinema for me. Watched in release order or by stage of life, it brings new things to light. I will continue to revisit this wonder for years.