Haunted by guilt over the death of his family, a man takes a job as a fire warden in a remote tower in the wilderness, and is inexorably drawn towards a young woman with a dark, terrible secret of her own.
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A quiet, tender account of harm and accident. The accident of existence. Strong performances set amidst beautiful landscapes. The "oomph" of the penultimate scene might have been better woven throughout, but all in all a poetic film.
A film of admirable confidence and tonal balance, it bears on a tragic conflict, yet manages to forge some sort of 'reconciliation' effortlessly and truthfully. Esmer has a refined sense for color and the shots (both interior and of the beautiful landscape) are cinematically attractive and evocative. Finely acted it succeeds in turning the watchtower into a space for self-observation versus incestuous traditions.
Beautiful, majestic scenery where the lives of two people with tragic past cross. The film is slow paced, dark, evoking the sense of inability to escape the past. It exposes how sometimes it's near impossible to help someone, "repair" a mistake, to simply "put things right". Intense, quiet atmosphere and powerful performances. The argument scene felt strangely either overdone or not pushed enough, but that ending...
One thing strikes the eye since the beginning, this movie is beautifully shot.
But the real heart of the film is on the strong characters and the direct and painful truth it's trying to tell.
I absolutely loved the baby washing scene, definitely a highlight of the film.
This film shows life as it (sometimes) is, no fake stories. It feels real and although I do not understand a word Turkish, I find myself trying to learn that language throughout the entire film (even when using English subtitles). Just because I care for the people in it. They seem real and that is what a good film does. Very well done, people! I am glad that my curiosity led me to this marble in film-making.
Its a good movie .Actually the watchtower is watching through the minds and life and it give the new lights to the darkness of life and the same time the watchtower also absorb the light ...... for the existence of life.