KASABA (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 1998)

Dedicated to his parents, his first feature, Kasaba, is so visually beautiful and deeply spiritual one wishes that Turkish writer-director Nuri Bilge Ceylan would shoot again in black and white. (Three subsequent films, including the magnificent Clouds of May, have been in color.) The word kasaba means small town, and Ceylan’s film essays small-town life. […]