Sunday, September 14, 2008

DVDebut Worth Noting -- TIMES AND WINDS

A Turkish village high atop a mountain full of greenery and scenery provides the backdrop of TIMES AND WINDS, one of the more beautiful films I've seen of late. Director/writer Reha Erdem lets his story unfold naturally with no unnecessary exposition and a lot of repressed passion--Oedipal and otherwise. (Is there a special word to describe mother-daughter jealousy? If so, will some kind reader please comment and fill me in?) The sins of the fathers, passed down generations, is made plain again -- this time in a setting exotic, quiet and cut off from much that we know yet brimming with a flawed humanity we can understand.

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