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.
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.
Beautifully Stunning! Sebuah drama kontemporer yang terjuntai bak puisi yang amat teduh. Mengalir dalam bingkai landskape sebuah desa di Turki yang begitu ranum. Ah rasanya ingin mencium ranumnya bau bunga violet sebelum pergi bersekolah.. Film Turki yang sangat penting
One of the most important films from Turkey. In the surface, we see through eyes of Yusuf, the six-year-old innocent boy, his so many questions about life, death and his dreams of his father falling from a high tree while fetching honey, their source of income. But like Yusuf, we are like the child, who can barely see the more pressing truths about life: that it is harsh. Life's joys can be found but quite rare.
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.