Fourteen-year-old Hayat lives with her father and bedridden grandfather in a shack next to the dark, beautiful waters of the Bosphorus. Neglected by her parents, Hayat crosses the threshold into puberty and has to confront the drought of real love and the brutality in her life on the margins.
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Beautifully shot. What films should be, a good story with real acting about some place else but you get right into it. Totally captures how shit it is to be a pretty & shy teenage girl (plus in a patriarchal country, with selfish parents etc).
freezing. it takes something to imply things so terrible,that u shrink in premonition,as if u walk on a rope 200feet above the ground. this film stirs misfortune out of pure statistics. at some point i got the impression she was trading her body for biscuits &chocolate.a good exercise in empathy for those who tend to be too coldly logical about people's miscarried biographies.and again that haunting child-drop scene.