Life in a small town is akin to journeying in the middle of the steppes: the sense that "something new and different" will spring up behind every hill, but always unerringly similar, tapering, vanishing or lingering monotonous roads...
«Ceylan had already made it clear before how well he was mastering his craft, but from this film on his cinema took a new poetic flight towards the infinite, the unfathomable. The night scenes are simply unforgettable.»― Ciro Guerra
«Turkish writer / director Nuri Bilge Ceylan is one of my favorite filmmakers. And for me, this is the best among his works. In this hunting journey, Ceylan doesn’t slap us with big dramatic moments, but allows us to live along with his characters as things occur to them.»― Deepak Rauniyar
«A film that demands patience from the viewer, a patience that is rewarded at the end. Photography, poetry and realism are mixed together. A touching film by someone who masters his work.»― Alaa Eddine Aljem