Intriguing, mysterious, and beautifully surreal. The experience reminds me of a confusing, uneasy dream, where we're looking for something, not knowing what it is or ,perhaps, was... It deals with identity, memory, history - both on personal and collective level. I wished it was more consistent visually - some parts are digital 4:3, some analogue, then suddenly it's 16:9 - this takes some if its dreamy charm away.
Well this was different. Part poetic, part autobiographical movie drenched in mythology and mystique. The first half is gripping and while I felt it loses it's way a little sometimes it still remain a fascinating watch. It could probaly also have been clearer on it's message as it can almost feel a little dim, but overall this is a great movie that deserves to be seen as it mixes real life with fantasy marvelously.
Hypnotic meditation on memory, identity-personal and collective-history, death and immortality. With a narrative structure remarkably coherent and with surprising editing jolts this journey into the Anadolu region is replete with Greek mythology, mainly Asklepios and Chiron, the supreme Centaur played superbly by Lavant. The shots of the Euphrates are magical as well as the life-giving images of the flooded Allianoi.