Winner of the prestigious Golden Bear at the 1964 Berlin International Film Festival, this melodrama follows the evil plotting of an unremorseful tobacco farmer who builds a dam to prevent water from flowing downhill to his neighbors’ crops.
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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!
I saw this film at the Il Cinema Ritrovato festival last year. It`s a fantastic film, with great cinematography - so I was dissapointed to see the picture quality it`s presented in here. This film deserves a lot better!
This film it s exquisite, a piece of art, a hiden jule. I was surprised of it s beauty and structure, and style of Metin Erksan, a new name for me. The lurid greed and lust destroy s the human soul. Dry Summer make s me think about justice, love, lust and beauty. The images where dry in the good way of the term. I liked the score and the turning of the camera in the scene where Bahar was dizzy, superb.
Surprisingly accomplished and profound. This has the stylistic leftovers of Italian Neorealism, the cynicism of Bunuel and hints of Psycho that come together to serve both Turkish political commentary and a very real and dynamic film experience. It's only negatives come from some stilted acting in parts and a plot device at the end that runs contrary to its negative message about patriarchy.
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.
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.