Autumn (Sonbahar) Reviews

  • Apr 25, 2020

    A poet says 'To one thing on the earth my heart burns for / those who passed away in the spring of their life'. And it is Autumn: Sonbahar which in Turkish means the last spring. A great film with a minimalistic warm and sincere play.

    A poet says 'To one thing on the earth my heart burns for / those who passed away in the spring of their life'. And it is Autumn: Sonbahar which in Turkish means the last spring. A great film with a minimalistic warm and sincere play.

  • Nov 18, 2011

    film o iskelede bitseydi kusursuz olacakti benim icin...

    film o iskelede bitseydi kusursuz olacakti benim icin...

  • Jul 02, 2011

    I don't think I hv seen many films that so zealously subscribes to the conception of Cinema as a visual medium. The visual symbolism comprehensively transcends the plot here with many scenes containing the lead character himself conscious of the backdrop he is thrown in,trying to figure out his inner turmoil through the overwhelming nature that surrounds him. We have scenes slices of it in films like "Into The Wild" but hardly anyone as deeply imbibed of it as "Autumn". Ofcourse, if you have a little bit of knowledge about recent political history of Turkey, it'll help discerning different shades of emotions lead characters go through but it's not at all a prerequisite to appreciate the brilliance of filmmaking involved and should not make any difference to the overall impact movie has. So,Watch it.

    I don't think I hv seen many films that so zealously subscribes to the conception of Cinema as a visual medium. The visual symbolism comprehensively transcends the plot here with many scenes containing the lead character himself conscious of the backdrop he is thrown in,trying to figure out his inner turmoil through the overwhelming nature that surrounds him. We have scenes slices of it in films like "Into The Wild" but hardly anyone as deeply imbibed of it as "Autumn". Ofcourse, if you have a little bit of knowledge about recent political history of Turkey, it'll help discerning different shades of emotions lead characters go through but it's not at all a prerequisite to appreciate the brilliance of filmmaking involved and should not make any difference to the overall impact movie has. So,Watch it.

  • Jun 25, 2011

    It is really difficult to believe this is the work of a debutant director.Sonbahar a.ka autumn is exactly what the name claims it to be. It illustrates the solitude and desperation of a man who has lost the best part of his life in jail and has to confront the autumn of his life filled with regret and emptiness. The manner in which the film achieves this is what makes it special.Rather than resorting to words and melodrama to evoke emotions, the film uses the landscapes and human behaviour to reveal the inner angst of the characters. Sonbahar is set in a beautiful little village in the mountain ranges of northern turkey .Just couple of hours down the hills a small seaside town.The entire film is spent in slowly yet beautifully capturing the journey that protagonist makes between these two places,which in turn helps us identify with his emotions. This is more of a mood movie, do not expect a traditional plot or a definite conclusion to it. Recommended for its beautiful cinematography, visual storytelling and performances, especially by the lead actor Onur Saylak. The director Ã-zcan Alper is definitely one of the talents to watch out for in the future.

    It is really difficult to believe this is the work of a debutant director.Sonbahar a.ka autumn is exactly what the name claims it to be. It illustrates the solitude and desperation of a man who has lost the best part of his life in jail and has to confront the autumn of his life filled with regret and emptiness. The manner in which the film achieves this is what makes it special.Rather than resorting to words and melodrama to evoke emotions, the film uses the landscapes and human behaviour to reveal the inner angst of the characters. Sonbahar is set in a beautiful little village in the mountain ranges of northern turkey .Just couple of hours down the hills a small seaside town.The entire film is spent in slowly yet beautifully capturing the journey that protagonist makes between these two places,which in turn helps us identify with his emotions. This is more of a mood movie, do not expect a traditional plot or a definite conclusion to it. Recommended for its beautiful cinematography, visual storytelling and performances, especially by the lead actor Onur Saylak. The director Ã-zcan Alper is definitely one of the talents to watch out for in the future.

  • Jul 20, 2010

    Şiir gibi...Hüzünlü bir şiir...Sanki yavaş gidecekmiş gibi....Ancak o kadar güzel akıyor ki film...Karadeniz başrolde...Helal olsun diyorum çekenlere...

    Şiir gibi...Hüzünlü bir şiir...Sanki yavaş gidecekmiş gibi....Ancak o kadar güzel akıyor ki film...Karadeniz başrolde...Helal olsun diyorum çekenlere...

  • May 07, 2010

    excellent cinematography and a subtle story about useless ideals of a lost generation...

    excellent cinematography and a subtle story about useless ideals of a lost generation...

  • Feb 08, 2010

    Beautiful camerawork ...but a very poor script

    Beautiful camerawork ...but a very poor script

  • Aug 19, 2009

    One of the best lyrical visual narration with a good script and acting and music is supporting this narrative

    One of the best lyrical visual narration with a good script and acting and music is supporting this narrative

  • Aug 10, 2009

    En iyi türk filmlerinden biri.

    En iyi türk filmlerinden biri.

  • Jun 29, 2009

    this is not a movie, this is a box of very good photoshopped pictures....

    this is not a movie, this is a box of very good photoshopped pictures....