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.
"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.
Indeed a great movie. In my opinion, sometimes artistic commitment requires to overlook animal cruelty. I know it's hard to understand, but I don't believe these two scenes can be modified without loosing their essence and strength. Something similar happens in Spain with bullfighting where the death of the bull is a must. After all, we elude animal cruelty quite often when it refers to food (foie, meat, lobsters,..)
This is the first film I watched on the autuers and from Turkey. A beutifully filmed melodrama about two brothers, water and a wife. The people in it are good actors playing dumb people but its a well told story about loyalty, betrayal and redemption with some facinating countryside and ahead of its time camerawork.
Superb! It's really interesting to get in touch with movies from differents parts of the world and realise the extent of realistic movement. The dog scene is very powerful. As for the charecters, the contruction of Osman is well done. We can actually feel how ruthless and manipulative he is. Definitely,a masterpiece!