When his mother dies, Yusuf, a poet, returns to his home village, which he hasn’t visited for years. His mother’s young nurse Ayla requests that Yusuf perform the sacrificial rite that his mother could not fulfill before she died.
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4.5 La trilogia di Kaplanoglu rappresenta uno dei motivi per cui amo follemente l' arte cinematografica. Tre visioni tanto ermetiche, simboliche, quanto poetiche e umane e...catartiche.
Tre opere che parlano agli occhi attraverso potenti suggestioni immaginifiche, e, soprattutto, al cuore.
Yusuf’s “story” is built upon long shots which enrich the spectator’s eye thus
s/he is invited to meditate. The story that is woven in the film narrates the journey of Yusuf to his soul in a
well-contoured form. The
hatred for mother and provincial boredom hidden in the spirit go out from the “well” in
the darkness of the night.
This movie is definitely a favorite for many yet for me it was... Alright. That was pretty much it. I had some very good company while I am watching it, which made it easy to endure some very slow moments. Still, I will wait until I complete the triology for a final review.