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Bal [honey] Review


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This beautifully observant exploration of childhood quietly holds our attention even though there isn't much in the way of a plot. But it's so strikingly well-filmed, with a lovely central performance, that it really sparks our imagination.

Yusuf (Altas) is a 6-year-old in a tiny Turkish village, where he follows his father Yakup (Beskicioglu) around with unending curiosity. Yakup places beehives high in the trees, climbing up to extract the honey. This is far more appealing to Yusuf than learning to read and write in school, although even that holds some interest. When his father goes on a trip to find more bees, Yusuf goes silent, as he can't talk to anyone else without stammering. Will he be able to communicate with his mother (Ozen) without his dad to help?

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