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Pick or Pan of the Week: “Honey”

Pick The Adjustment BureauPICK HoneyA drama directed by Semih Kaplanoglu and starring  Bora Altas, Erdal Besikcioglu, and Alev Ucarer which tells the tale of Yusef, a young boy with a stutter who lives with his parents in a remote mountain area. Yusef and his father share a very close bond, and Yusef greatly admires his father’s masterful beekeeping skills. So, when Yusef’s father must embark on a treacherous mission to save his family’s livelihood, young Yusef is torn apart with worry, and as a result, he sets out on a quest to find his father and bring him back home.

There is very little dialogue in Honey, and it has no score other than the beat of domestic habits and the pulse of nature’s majesty. This is by no means a detraction to the film, however, as the pace and rhythm flow beautifully, resulting in a story that is magically serene and imbued with tenderness and soul.

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