Bal (Honey) 2010



In the remote and undeveloped eastern Black Sea region, a six-year-old boy (Yusuf) wanders through the woods searching for his lost father, trying to make sense of his life.His father is a beekeeper whose bees have disappeared unexpectedly, threatening his livelihood. A bizarre accident kills the father.There is little dialogue or music in the film. The three main characters (Yusuf and his parents) are all fairly taciturn, and the soundtrack is filled out with the sounds of the forest and the creatures that live there.The environment is a recurring theme.

Articles on Bal (Honey)
Daniela Sannwald, Ich bin ein Oppositioneller, in: Ray, nr. 9, 2010 pp. 18-22
Reviews
Jonathan Romney, Honey, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 8 (August), 2011 pp. 69-70
Michael Kohler, Bal - Honig, in: Filmdienst, nr. 18 (2. September), 2010 pp. 30
T.B., Miel, in: Studio Ciné Live, nr. 19, 2010 pp. 31
Volker Hummel, Bal - Honig, in: epd Film, nr. 9, 2010 pp. 36
Ulrich Sonnenschein, Lyrische Bilder, in: epd Film, nr. 4, 2012 pp. 66 (DVD review)
Author:Jonathan Romney
Title:Honey
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:8
Year:2011
Pp:69-70
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Bal (2010)
Author:Michael Kohler
Title:Bal - Honig
in:
Magazine:Filmdienst
Nr.:18
Year:2010
Pp:30
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Bal (2010)
Author:Daniela Sannwald
Title:Ich bin ein Oppositioneller
in:
Magazine:Ray
Nr.:9
Year:2010
Pp:18-22
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: Bal (2010)
Interview with: Semih Kaplanoglu
Author:T.B.
Title:Miel
in:
Magazine:Studio Ciné Live
Nr.:19
Year:2010
Pp:31
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Bal (2010)
Author:Volker Hummel
Title:Bal - Honig
in:
Magazine:epd Film
Nr.:9
Year:2010
Pp:36
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Bal (2010)
Author:Ulrich Sonnenschein
Title:Lyrische Bilder
in:
Magazine:epd Film
Nr.:4
Year:2012
Pp:66
Illustrations:  yes
DVD review of:   Bal (2010)
Süt (2008)
Yumurta (2007)

Bal
(Honey)

Turkey / Germany / France 2010

Directed by
Semih Kaplanoglu


Year:2010
Country:Turkey
Germany
France
Language:Turkish

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