Cannes Film Festival – Deadline

Emin Alpar on the one hand Burning day An account of the resurgence of homosexuality in Turkey – a key figure in right-wing populism. On the other hand, it is a half-genre film: half a crime thriller and half a western.

At the Can Un Sarten Riggard entry, a conscientious public prosecutor comes from the city to a small town, where he soon finds himself on the wrong end of the town people pitchfork. This is Wyatt Earp, basically, a government official with the exception of the town’s son Emre (Selahbattin Pasali) whose honesty is revealed in everything by the book. He has turned out very nicely, even when his water is not working. It doesn’t happen often: more about it in a minute.

Emreo is awkward, unable to find common ground for conversations with the local Big-Wig. Ahead of a local election; Nevertheless, the mayor tells her to eat dinner, which she tells him to avoid at any cost. When he commits suicide, the mayor’s son, Sahin (Errol Babaoglu), asks him to join the gang to come to town next time he travels to a brothel. Before that, they have to hunt a pig! Worse, things by the book don’t work here; It’s a gift economy. Even a short walk down the main street means running the gauntlet of the proposed cup of tea, each with a bundle of strings attached.

In fact, only one thing really matters to people. It never rains in Yankee. An extended crane shot followed Emer’s car from above as he drove down the city’s main thoroughfare. It bifurcates an endless desert. Most of the city’s water is snatched from the water table, albeit occasionally and incredibly, which means most homes have hours or days without running water. The current mayor, the kind of tin pot power you can find in any country in the world, is taking part in his re-election in the promise of a larger, better groundwater project. The one who can build the fountain will be the mayor forever.

His opponents point to the vast sinkholes that have begun to pokemark the surrounding country and have already swallowed up a stable of animals. The latter can eat a city block. They offer to divert water from a distant river, but it is more expensive and, however, has dark forces against them. Because it’s not just about bringing water to the city; It’s also a battle of ideas and personalities: the worst kind. That battle is about to land on Emer’s desk, as a family displaced by one of these new holes demands justice for those responsible.

It is a complex backstory, full of administrative details, vaguely explained conspiracies and legal procedures that often dust off the central storyline, about the rape of the local Romanian girl Peknez (Ailul Ersoj). Peknez’s difficulty learning and his innocent affection for a party make him an easy target for bullies. The same night Emrek is finally persuaded to go to the mayor’s house for dinner, Peknez gets up and starts dancing with Sahin and the local dentist, a ridiculous fool named Kemal (Erdem Senokak). The next day, he was hospitalized, stunned and bleeding.

What exactly happened there? Rocky was tough; Emre doesn’t drink too much. He knew he was sick and fell asleep on the mayor’s sofa. Sahin and Kamal deny everything, but also hint that Emre woke up and “had fun.” By contrast, their handsome neighbor Murat (Ekin Koc), who is the editor of a local newspaper and is leading the fight against the mayor over water issues. He took Emre that night. And then what? Her eating companions have already given detailed indications that her sexuality is questionable. Now they all think he is involved with Murat. Maybe he is. She knows in that look that he has failed her.

Alpar’s plot is often complicated by its own complexity; He finds himself immersed in exposure and dazzling scenes – because the desert, fairly, gives photographer Christos Karamanis many spectacular opportunities – and so vague about what sex might be that you can completely miss these hints. Her director’s notes say there are indications that Murat was a teenage hustler, but these are so subtle that foreign visitors will probably never notice them. Of course, you know why. Alpar wants a Turkish audience to watch his film.

Where he is very well in the confusion of corruption, compromise and concessions that will soon enter any political organization that can not be verified. Grows a local vocabulary that smooths out something unpleasant; For Sahin and Kamal, “having fun” seems to cover all bases. It is for modern values, for education against ignorance, against a place in the cosmic city where no one wants to change anything.

That story can be told almost anywhere. Burning day Quite more calm and serious minded than that ReleaseBut you wouldn’t be surprised if Shaheen tells Emre to scream like a pig. Yanukla is such a place.

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