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  1. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film Times and Winds

  2. henningninneh's rating of the film Times and Winds

    a very emphatic and atmospheric depiction of childhood drama and friendship in rural turkey.

  3. Max Seqgar's rating of the film Times and Winds

    Erdem at a visually stimulating bucolic experience, with great sense of humor. Children at 11 do debate between homicide and suicide. Loved it!!

  4. Richard Doyle's rating of the film Times and Winds

    Three Turkish children grow up in a small village. Omer is the son of the local Imam, a sickly man who Omer wishes would die. Yakup is obsessed with his teacher. Yildiz has trouble balancing the demands of school with household duty to her baby brother. A beautiful looking, atmospheric that probably bites off too much by trying to follow three major characters.

  5. kartina obskura's rating of the film Times and Winds

    my aunt had very same peacock tapestry on the wall in her house like yakup´s family has (aka how turkish interior design influenced serbian, part 129)//music turns to wind and wind turns to mucis and they live together and become same and carry us patiently to uncomfortable moon, to sleep on the stone, to wake up on the stone, with tears not yet wiped off

  6. pascal's rating of the film Times and Winds

    i love how i began to remember certain routes thru the village in watching this

  7. Dogville59's rating of the film Times and Winds

    Beautiful music and cinematography. Nature is prevalent. Life is tough for these young teens in small mountain village life amidst repeating cycles of familial abuse and births and deaths. The director seems to want to show that life's hardships can be surmounted through love and through the beauty of nature. Wonderful film.

  8. Polyglot's rating of the film Times and Winds

  9. Dominic Rainsford's rating of the film Times and Winds

    Very beautiful and humane, but each of the characters seems to deserve more time than she or he gets - as perhaps Erdem realised when he went on to the more focused, less arty, but equally beautiful Hayat Var (2008). But the sense of space and topography in this film, especially within the village, is amazing.

  10. msmichel's rating of the film Times and Winds

    A gorgeous cinematic experience from director Reha Erdem, unlike anything else in his portfolio to date. Shot in widescreen with rich cinematography shy on story but not on recognizable experience. The tale follows three pre-teens experiencing quite universal feelings towards their respective families and one another. Three child leads are all great especially Elit Iscan who would go on to star in Erdem's next.

  11. Weston Campbell's rating of the film Times and Winds

    Fantastic. A small story told with the enthusiasm and bravado of an epic. Powerful and expertly crafted from start to finish.

  12. cody davis's rating of the film Times and Winds

  13. commonwastrel's rating of the film Times and Winds

    With a powerful sound design, breathtaking shots of the Turkish night, and endearing performances specifically by the child actors, this is a very compelling film despite not being particularly plot-driven.

  14. seakat's rating of the film Times and Winds

    Turkey's sky looks beautiful in this movie.

  15. Eric Sherwood's rating of the film Times and Winds

    Defintely need to watch this again. Wow.

  16. Andrei Herea's rating of the film Times and Winds

    Erdem's use of non-diegetic music is masterful, one of those rare occasions where the sound design wholeheartedly enriches the image. A mesmerizing portrayal of turkish culture in a secluded village - the norms and standards in family life, religion and society. One can learn so much from this, it is as meaningful as it is beautiful. The interaction between nature and the children is enchanting and a key element.

  17. THEX_1138's rating of the film Times and Winds

    The passage of time and youth. Both beautiful and fascinating to watch. A film which feels authentic and authoritative in its study of rural life in Turkey. Stunning scenery with assured performances, especially by the children. Arvo Pärt's haunting score so typically adds emotion and depth. I didn't want to leave.

  18. εξώτερο Διάστημα's rating of the film Times and Winds

    this is of unreal beauty. cities are out-dated, long live rural Arcadia! i doubt i have ever seen a night so dense and palpable in any movie before.

  19. Mert's rating of the film Times and Winds

    a movie that makes you think about life, childhood and morality after watching. in spite of the pureness and tranquility, this movie is breath taking and gripping with all of its atmosphere and soundtracks which is composed by Arvo Part, another great topic to talk...

  20. Blue K, Custodian of the Cinema's rating of the film Times and Winds

    A perfect example of a contemporary film in which the soundtrack actually enhances the film's mood and diegesis rather than merely manipulating the audience.

  21. Brad Scott's rating of the film Times and Winds

    Undeniably beautiful, melancholy and oddly moving in the end, but too slowly drawn out. Arvo Pärt's music, though wonderful, often felt like it was adding a too heavy-handed portentousness. It's stayed with me, but I was expecting more.

  22. Andy Oettl's rating of the film Times and Winds

    Every once in a while a film comes along that is both extraordinarily beautiful and profoundly touching. "Times and Winds" offers such a rare treat.