Uzak – Far

Uzak - Far

Uzak – Far

  That even among men and in the midst of a seething metropolis can be lonely, showing the award-winning Turkish film Uzak – Far in the most dramatic way and with the captivating and unusual slowness.

Mahmut (Muzaffer Özdemir) has retired from his divorce to his apartment in Istanbul and rarely leaves his home. The once ambitious photographer now earn with photos of tiles for promotional brochures its rolls, from the earlier claims of making sublime art is nothing left over, instead of hanging around for hours before the Mahmut prefer watching TV and can sprinkle. But come when his cousin Yusuf (Mehmet Emin Toprak), to Istanbul to embark here on a ship, said the hermit ready to take up the relatives, a decision that Mahmut will soon regret it.

For Yusuf’s plans to find a job, all of them fail, so that from the short-term accommodation is an increasingly lengthy stay. Amazed, and with the eyes of a child Hick slips through the metropolis, is the current global crisis and sneaks for unknown beauties, instead of giving his life some meaning. No wonder that sometimes with his naivety Yusuf Mahmut vigorously gets on my nerves. Especially since his nonchalance becoming a bright counterpart of his own growing sense of existence is empty.

In a slow and careful auskadrierten images that recall Angelopoulos, Ozu and the film frequently referred to Andrei Tarkovsky, says Nuri Bilge Ceylan of the increasing alienation and loneliness of his tragic hero, trying to Istanbul in the middle of winter, their to arrange life and fail yet again to itself. Uzak – Far was honored at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003 with the “Grand Jury Prize” and the award for best actor, a success that was overshadowed by the accidental death of the principal actor Mehmet Emin Toprak, who died in December 2002. Who or Tarkovsky’s films like Kiarostami, which will surely please even Uzak, a masterpiece of the silent type.

Title: Uzak – Far Country of production: Turkey Year of production: 2002 Length: 110 (Min) of material: Sanartfilm

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