Beyond the Hill

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Beyond the Hill

Not to be confused with Cristian Mungiu's recent Romanian drama 'Beyond the Hills', this Turkish feature sees a rural family reunited for a night at the old farmstead. It's a striking and unpredictable film, gorgeously photographed and superbly played, but never quite settling into a comfortable style: from the jarring opening shot – think 'Halloween' with cypress trees – it consistently resists categorisation. The result is often off-putting, but occasionally remarkable: one brief scene involving a cold stream and a gang of armed men is almost Lynchian in its intoxicating strangeness.

By: Tom Huddleston

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Director: Emin Alper
Cast: Tamer Levent