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.
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!