It’s a summer’s day and retired forester Faik is receiving visitors at his country home. His son Nusret has come to visit with Faik’s two grandsons Caner and Zafer. Faik is having problems with local nomads and is constantly on his guard, while Zafer has been suffering mental problems.
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The Turkish countryside, a family get-together and the challenges of the individual. While I found Alper's approach to 'the other' original with genuine revelation, I was frustrated by the under-developed, cyclical nature of the family dynamic. The cinematography is stunning, the performances deliberately push archetype, often dismissing logic in favour of farce. I look forward to seeing his next project. 3 stars