2011-2020DramaFantasyOnur ÜnlüTurkey

Onur Ünlü – Sen Aydinlatirsin Geceyi AKA Thou Gild’st the Even (2013)

Cemal, a moustachioed embodiment of awkwardness and anguish, inhabits an Anatolian rural village where everyone is gifted with some sort of super power.

Turkish writer-director Onur Ünlü’s surreal and fantastical fable follows a barber who survives a suicide attempt and finds himself falling in love, succumbing to murderous jealousy, and trying to make sense of life in a village where his neighbours are invisible, immortal, or possess the ability to stop time. In this village, the fantastic is never far from the quotidian. Amongst Cemal’s neighbours are a giant, an immortal, an invisible woman, and a bookseller who can stop time by clapping her hands.

‘Thou Gild’st the Even’ enters the canon of magic realism without getting too cute about it. A streak of black humour infuses every scene, but Ünlü still manages to show compassion for each of his characters even when, after turning to mutilation, they possibly wind up causing the end of the world.

1.77GB | 1h 43m | 720×576 | mkv


Subtitles:English srt,French srt

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