KASABA                   1998, 48 th Berlin Film Festival - Caligari Prize













Title : KASABA (The Small Town)

Date of Production : 1997  /  Production Company : NBC Film

Director : Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Running time : 85 min.   /  Country of production : Turkey

Presented by Moon Film Korea


Told from the perspective of two children, and in four parts which run parallel to seasons, KASABA describes relationships between members of a Turkish family in a small town. The first part is in a primary school where the family's 11 year old doughter is a pupil. It shows the social environment to which she has to adopt, and its difficulties. She faces with her feeling of shame and some merciless clues of life... The second part is in spring. We see the girl with her brother, who is four years younger, and their journey to the corn field where their family are waiting for them. As they pass through the countryside, they encounter the mysteries of nature and wildlife... In the third part the brother and sister witness the complexities and darkness of the adult world... The fourth part takes place at home. This is a tranquil sequence moving between reality and dream.





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