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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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.
stunning film, one of the best uses of the sea in cinema i have seen, its also good to see a film maker combine such cinematography with the varied locations of Turkey. A skillful balance of bleakness with black humour, with well chosen Turkish songs, whose lyrics add a poetic backdrop to the story.