Mayis Sikintisi (Clouds of May)
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Mayis Sikintisi (Clouds of May)
Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan directs this subtle, minimalistic film that recalls the work of Abbas Kiarostami. Filmmaker Muzaffer (Muzaffer Ozdemir) returns from Istanbul to his hometown on the Anatolian plain to shoot a movie featuring his family. He brings a video camera to test his relatives' acting ability. His father Emin (Emin Ceylan) proves to be less interested in his son's project than in buying land from an adjacent lot. Muzaffer is helped out by his friend Saffet (Emin Toprak), who recently flunked a school entrance exam, and Saffet's young nephew Ali (Muhammed… More