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A Fine Day

  • Film

Time Out says

Arslan's previous feature Dealer suggested a poised talent, a sure eye and a composed sensibility brought to bear on a 'still waters run deep' portrait surely inspired by Bresson. His follow-up maintains the promise, though the template has shifted towards Rohmer, with a meandering female protagonist (shown dubbing A Summer's Tale), a good bit of talk and some string-pulling. A 'day in the life' snapshot, it's likewise reminiscent of prime Richard Linklater, in both its episodic linearity and its deployment of lop-sided set piece dialogue - as Deniz (Turhan) leaves her lover, surveys romantic plights with old family and friends, submits to a curiously sparse job audition, shares ideas with strangers and eyes up boys. It's a study of the proverbial hungry heart, profiled mostly through speech but also through Deniz's roving eye and the daily pattern of her peregrination. Not as substantial as the aforementioned models, mind, but lucid and definitely intriguing.
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Release Details

  • Duration:74 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Thomas Arslan
  • Screenwriter:Thomas Arslan
  • Cast:
    • Serpil Turhan
    • Bilge Bingül
    • Florian Stetter
    • Selda Kaya
    • Hafize Üner
    • Hanns Zischler
    • Elke Schmitter
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