This year's Berlin winner evinces remarkable identification with one child's evolving view of the natural world. Though its Turkish mountain setting is set down for us in images of limpid, verdant majesty and we are given everything we need to appreciate the ties within the small forest community that holds him dear, this lovely film truly takes place on the soulful face of a six-year-old boy. Yusuf lives with his mother who picks tea and tends house, while his father harvests the honey of wild bees. There's a single defining event, but it occurs quietly without warning while people are simply getting on with their uneventful lives.
1hr 43mins long