Uzak

Uzak

Synopsis

Ceylan’s cinema of loneliness achieved international recognition with this, his third feature, which won the Grand Jury Prize and an acting award for its two leading performers at the Cannes Film Festival. Mahmut is a cosmopolitan photographer who lives in a permanent funk in fashionable Istanbul; when an awkward country cousin, Yusuf, turns up on his doorstep, seeking a place to crash while he conducts a futile search for employment, Mahmut is both grateful for the companionship and resentful of the intrusion. The men may share the space of Ceylan’s meticulously composed frames, but their lives move inexorably in different directions, toward different solitudes.” – MOMA

Technical Specs

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Year: 2002
Country: Turkey
Language: Turkish
Duration: 105 min
Colour: Colour
Alternate Title: Distant