Summer Love

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A record of a girl's first summer crush (based on a story by co-writer Gül Dirican), it begins with Esma being carted off to country relatives for the holiday as some sort of remedy for her poor grades in religion at school. The village is rife with prune-faced crones nattering about land politics and trading disapproval of the girl's beautiful aunt Saliha's abandonment of her fiancé; it's also full of possibilities, and Esma swivels between tomboyish scrapes and newfound feminine fancies, in particularl handsome tractor boy Hüseyin. If it's never very clear, at a more detailed level, what's going on or why, it must be said that Pirhasan conjures a sweet sense of place and personality.

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Duration: 100 mins

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Director: Baris Pirhasan
Screenwriter: Baris Pirhasan, Gül Dirican
Cast: Lale Mansur
Luk Piyes
Hale Akinli
Ayla Algan
Cezmi Baskin
Taner Birsel
Ece Eksi
Kemel Inci
Esme Madra
Ali Ökçelik
Ugur Polat
Ayse Nil Samlioglu
Serra Yilmaz

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