89 mins
7.2 / 10 (475)


An ongoing dam project necessitates the evacuation of Ahmet and his nephews’ village. But Ahmet, a recluse whose world revolves around his home and the garden where his wife is buried, refuses to move into a new house despite his nephews’ insistence.

MUBI's take

Ali Özel’s Golden Orange-winning debut is a carefully observed father and son story. Following the everyday rhythms of life in an Anatolian town, and looking at family dynamics with naked honesty, Steppe is forged from evocative long takes, which build to a final, poetic tug at the heartstrings.

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