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Film Club views Turkish film

08.07.2013


The Grande Riviere Film Club (Fim-kLib) last Friday watched the Turkish film, Bal, meaning “Honey”. It is a beautiful film, made in 2010, within the slow pace of rural reality in the forests of Anatolia, in particular within the pace of hunting and gathering, a film built around the story of a 6-year-old boy learning the skills of honey-harvesting from his father. The child is unhappy in the confines of school, and has difficulty speaking loudly, let alone reading, and yet is in wonderment in the forest, able to accomplish the most difficult of tasks. The film is particular, in that with the passage of time as the film proceeds, we learn that our first observations about his parents, a sullen-seeming father, and a resentful seeming mother, are erroneous, as we plunge into the full details of the society the little boy lives in. We live in the houses of the people, dance with them, see their every hand-made tool, bit of upholstery, toy, utensil, and learn to love the culture and feel close to the people living within its confines. And we learn all this while living the story of the little boy’s life. The film, by Semih Kaplanoglu, is also characterised by the most unusual use of sound: instead of music, there is the deft use of all the sounds of the forest: the insects and the birds make up the background sound.

The next film will be a Mike Leigh released in 2002, All or Nothing.

About Eli – Asgar Farhadi (2009) - Iran
All About My Mother - Almodovar (1999) - Spanish
Ashes and Diamonds - Josef Waida (1958) - Polish
Avatar - James Cameron (2009) - USA
Bad Education - Almodovar (2004) - Spanish
Battleship Potempkin - Sergei Eisenstein (1925) - Russian
Beasts of the Southern Wild by Benh Zeitlin (2012) - USA
Bicycle Thieves - Vittoria de Sica (1948) - Italian
Bof - Claude Faraldo (1971) - French
Brazilia - Terry Gilliam (1985) - UK
Cabascabo - Oumara Sanda (1969) – Cote d’Ivoire
Celebration, The – Thomas Vinterberg – Denmark (1998)
Chess Players - Satyajit Ray (1977) - Indian
Citizen Kane - Orson Welles (1941) - USA
Cocorico Monsieur Poulet by Jean Rouche (1974) - Niger/France
Constant Gardener, The - Fernando Mereilles (2005) – Mexico, set Kenya
Cyrano de Bergerac - Jean-Paul Rappeneau (1990) - French
Deer Hunter - Michael Cimino (1979) - USA
Departures (Okuribito) - Yōjirō Takita (2009) – Japan
Disgrace – Steve Jacobs (2008) – Australia (set South Africa)
Dor - Nagesh Kukunoor (2006) - India
Earth - Deepa Mehta (1998) - India
Eight and a Half – Frederick Fellini (1963) - Italian
Fire - Deepa Mehta (1996) - India
Flags of our Fathers – Clint Eastwood (2006) - USA
Fountain, The - Darren Aronofsky (2006) - USA
Freeze Die Come to Life - Vitali Kanevsky (1989) Russia
Frida - Julie Taymor (2002) – US-Mexico
Ghare-Baire (Home and the World) - Satyajit Ray (1984) - India
Gold Rush - Charlie Chaplin (1925) - USA
Good Night and Good Luck - George Clooney (2005) - USA
Gran Torino - Clint Eastwood (2008) - USA
Guiletta degli Spiriti (Julietta and her Spirits) - Federico Fellini (1965) - Italy
Home - Yann Arthus - Bertrand (2009) - USA
Hunger - Steve McQueen (2008) - Ireland
In A Better World (Revenge) – Suzanne Beer (2010) Denmark
In Bruges - Martin McDonagh (2008) - Belgium
Incredible Shrinking Man, The – Jack Arnold (1957) - USA
Indonesia's Years of Living Dangerously - Sylvie Le Clezio and Chris Hilton (2002) - Indonesia
Ivan’s Childhood - Andrei Tarkovsky (1962) - Russia
Jal Sagaar (Music Room) - Satyajit Ray (1958) - India
Kagemusha - Kurosawa (1980) – Japan
King’s Speech – Tom Hooper (2010) – Australia set UK
La Commune - Paris 1871 - Peter Watkins (2000), fim Marathon 6 – ertan - France (British Director)
La Dolce Vita - Federico Fellini (1960) - Italy
Ladybird, Ladybird – Ken Loach (1994) - England
La Grande Illusion - Jean Renoir (1937) - France
Lagaan - Aamir Khan (2001) - India
Le Bal - Ettore Scola (1982) - Italy
Le Manda (Mandabi) - Ousmane Sembene (1968) - Senegal
Letters from Iwo Jima – Clint Eastwood (2006) - USA
L’Odeur de la Papaye Verte – Tran Anh Hung (1993) Vietnam
Lola - Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1981) - Philippines
Making of La Commune (Paris 1871) - Peter Watkins (2000) – English - France
Malcolm X by Spike Lee (1992) - U.S.A.
Milk - Gus Van Sant (2008) - USA
Modern Times - Charlie Chaplin (1936) USA
Monocled Mutineer, Series (i) to (iv) - Jim O'Brien (1986) - English
My Only Sunshine – Reha Erdem (2008) - Turkey
Notre Musique - Jean-Luc Goddard (2004) - France
Other Peoples’ Lives - Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (2006) - Germany
Playtime by Jacques Tati (1967) - France
Passion of Gina Sinozich, The - Sylvie Le Clezio (2006) - Australia
Quemada – Gillo Pontecorvo (1969) – US (set Caribbean)
Ran - Kurosawa (1985) - Japan
Ray - Taylor Hackford (2004) - USA
Reader, The - Stephen Daldry (2009) – Set Germany
Salo – Paolo Pasolini (1975) - Italy
Saragossa Manuscript, The - Wojciech Has (1965)
Seven Samurai - Akira Kurasawa (1954) - Japan
Slumdog Millionnaire - Danny Boyle (2008) India
Still Life – Jia Zhang Ke (2008) - China
Story of Floating Weeds (1934) by Yasujirô Ozu- Japan
Sunless / Sans Soleil - Chris Marker (1983) - French
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) – German-USA
Talk to Her - Almodovar (2002) - Spanish
Tampopo – Juzo Itami (1985) - Japan
Themroc - Claude Faraldo (1972) - France
Third Man, The - Carol Reed (with Orson Welles) (1949) – USA
Three Colours: Blue - Krzystof Kieslowski (1994) - Poland
Three Colours: White - Krzystof Kieslowski (1993) - Poland
Torment - Ingmar Bergman (1944) - Sweden
Tsotsi - Gavin Hood (2005) – South Africa
Turtles Can Fly - Bahman Ghobadi (2004) - Iran
Underworld - Emir Kusturica (1997) - Serbia
Vera Drake - Mike Leigh (2004) - British
Veridiana - Luis Buñuel (1962) - Spanish
Volver - Almodovar (2006) - Spanish
Water - Deepa Mehta (2005) - India
Wire, The (enn apersi pli zoli seri TV Ameriken dan listwar) - David Simon, Premye seri 2002