Friday, April 29, 2005
BALANCE AND MOVEMENT / BALANS VE MANEVRA (2004)
BALANCE AND MOVEMENT / BALANS VE MANEVRA
Cast: Burak Sergen, Bülent Kayabaş, Erol Demiröz
35 mm. / Color / 90’
Turkish; English s.t.
MULTI-TALENTED ARTIST TEOMAN'S FIRST FEATURE BEHIND THE CAMERA. A woman in love, a weak man, a theoretically perfect father stumbling in emotions, an uncle dependent to the past, an adolescent meet at Zagor's boarding house. Characters who are together but lonely brush each others tangentially. The lovers (Timur-Zeynep), father and son (Timur-Captain), platonic loves (Ruhi's to Zeynep), brothers (Captain-Nihat) try to live (and sometimes die) crashing the walls. Love, communication gaps, guilt, genetics, and surely, lots of self-deception.