"Dry Summer" is the kind of film,where you can almost feel the heat and smell the earth on the screen!The eldest brother of two,decides to dam up the neighbourhoods water source and begins a feud with the local villagers.Passions build on all sides,including between the brothers,when the younger one marries a beautiful bride.Soon blood will run,but not only the blood of the earth!One negative are the animal killings.
masterpiece! İf you look at camera movements all those dynamic fast rotations ,pans , tilts are creating a language for this film . Because locations are few ... water canal , field , a house .thats all. If this director didnt use those camera movements , this movie could be really boring . water and woman all of these are life sources for humanity .Male dominated society is showin their bad face to achive these.
Una joyita. Erksan inicia con una cámara virtuosa por su movilidad. Sigue y no la normas técnicas comunes. Su cámara promueve los primeros planosde la dureza del rostro y luego los rompe con planos de 360 grados o que descienden o ascienden. Lo planos picados omnipresentes, propio del género western, algo que es. La afrenta por un manantial público, la de hermanos, lo sugerente de sus escenas, el contraluz lírico.
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!
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.
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.
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