Sentenced to jail in 1997 as a university student aged 22, Yusuf is released on health grounds 10 years later. He returns to his village in the eastern Black Sea region, where he’s welcomed only by his sick and elderly mother.
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Slow doesn’t have to be boring, and Sonbahar sure isn’t. I can’t put my finger on it, but some directors have the knack of distilling a slow pace with fine psychology. Awareness heightened by use of landscape. I wonder why it is we love to breathe in these sights, but most of us live in the city instead of a mountaintop.
I didn't realize this had been added here. Very glad to see it has! An incredibly beautiful film with moist melancholy that I urge everyone to view. Additional description in the notebook: http://www.theauteurs.com/notebook/posts/1137