Melih Selçuk, Basak Köklükaya, Riza Akin, Saadet Isil Aksoy, Tülin Özen, Alev Uçarer / Fiction / Turkish
An aspiring writer balances the demands of family, art and growing up.
Turkey continues to produce some of the most elegant and profound cinema on the international scene. This supremely delicate and engaging coming of age drama follows sensitive country boy Yusuf as he struggles to scrape a living in a changing rural economy, whilst also managing the turbulent emotions of adolescence and seeking recognition for his poetry. When his single mother finds a romantic interest of her own, the future looks even more uncertain...
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