Honey (2010)
aka Bal
First screened in January 2019
Director: Semih Kaplanoglu. Cast: Bora Altas, Erdal Besikçioglu, Tülin Özen, Ayse Altay, Özkan Akcay, Alev Uçarer, Selami Gökce, Kamil Yilmaz. Screenplay: Semih Kaplanoglu and Orçun Köksal.

Twitter Capsule: Can a film be too well-shot? Each image is pristine in this moody, tender childhood tale but the story exerts less force.

VOR:   I haven't seen the trilogy so cannot weigh in on the overall conception. Handsome, somewhat distant Turkish films aren't new, but this is a good one!

Photo © 2010 Kaplan Film/HeimatFilm, © 2011 Olive Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Berlin Film Festival: Golden Bear (Best Film); Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

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