Sunday, April 16, 2006
TIMES AND WINDS by Reha Erdem
TIMES AND WINDS | BEŞ VAKİT
Turkey, 2006 / 35 mm / Colour / 100’
Director: Reha Erdem; Cast:Özkan Özen, Ali Bey Kayalı, Elit İşcan
Reha Erdem's eagerly waited latest work after Mommy, I'm Scared, will premier and be first seen by its audience at the festival. A tiny, poor village, leaning on high cliffs, facing the vast sea, its outskirts laced with olive groves. The inhabitants of the village are simple, hard-working people who struggle to cope with the tough natural features of the land. They live by the rhythm of the earth, air, and water, of the day, the night and the seasons. Time in this village is divided into five times with the prayer call sounding. All things human happen in these five times. Three children, passing from childhood into adolescence, all aged twelve-thirteen, Ömer, Yakup and Yıldız, stand out from others in this five-timed film. Five times pass. The children grow up slowly, swinging back and forth between rage and guilt.