One exceptionally arid summer, a scheming tobacco farmer builds a dam to divert the local water to his own property. As the villagers band together to fight him, a love triangle develops between the farmer, his more decent brother, and the beautiful villager the latter takes as his bride.
Metin Erksan’s Golden Bear-winning melodrama is the first Turkish film ever to win a top prize at a major festival. An intensely stylized, ravishingly sensual tale of violence and greed, Dry Summer portrays the plodding patterns of rural life, and the raging passions that spring from its midst.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria