Distant ★★★★½

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

I’ve never been a big fan of slow cinema in general but for some strange hard to describe reason i thoroughly enjoyed Uzak, one of Ceylan’s earlier films. Sometimes the silences felt pointless sometimes mesmerising, sometimes fleeting, sometimes funny yet always melancholic. There’s a good chance you might be bored out of your mind watching this, but for me, with time Uzak developed into more of a mood piece than a narrative based film, kinda like one of those movies where the characters feel like variables that are added, multiplied, subtracted, divided to form some kind of an equation and at the end you’re left with this equation whose roots are imaginary, if that makes any sense. This is Contemplative cinema at its finest.

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