Beautiful tale of childhood. A masterful mixture of form, story, and cinema for the soul. Slightly melancholic as it brings similar memories of childhood of fun times in the forest with my dad.. probably the happiest memories of life.. The Yusuf trilogy is the peak of narrative cinema for me. Watched in release order or by stage of life, it brings new things to light. I will continue to revisit this wonder for years.
Beautiful film with lots of depth behind the obvious. The director proves to have an impressive photographic eye. Bal is a uniquely sensual experience if you let go and stop seeing it as a film, but as a journey of a young boy with a deep love for his father.
This guy's movies are to filmmaking what Max Richter's music is to contemporary classical. Humanist cinema these days feels like it's made solely for the sake of going viral on facebook. Takeshi Kitano >>>>
Primordial tale of a young boy and his father who journey into the mountains when their village's honey suddenly dwindles. There is an ancient, knowing quality to its depiction of a young boy's shaping into a man, but it is often too academic for its own good - overly calculated and emotionally distancing. Still, it's beautifully filmed & engaging.
Together with Egg & Milk, Honey is One of the greatest trilogies I`ve ever seen. The ability of Semih Kaplanoğlu to work with children already astonished me. It`s arguably the most deserved film winning Golden Bear ever since.
The last film of the trilogy, winner of the Golden Bear this year, tells the story of Yusuf when a sweet but shy little boy and his deep and strong relationship with his dad.
Naturalism, quietness, simplicity. Lovely.
sorry but art for art's sake is not my cup of tea.
i can't stand a movie where every single shot is telling me how briliant at framing
is the director.
Beauty is not enough for me.
And especially when the director build such a complex and narrow way of filming in order to tell the growing of a child in the most simplistic way.
imho terribly overrated.
The third part of Kaplanoglus "Yusuf trilogy" is also its best. A warm and gentle tale about a young boy whose father suddently goes missing. The cast is perfect and the sound and image work is stunning. This film is a masterpiece.