Told from the perspective of two children – in four parts that correspond to the four seasons of the year – The Small Town describes the relationships between members of a family in a small village. Both brother and sister witness the complexities of the adult world, as well as the mysteries of life and nature. In his first feature-length film, Ceylan uses a succession of seemingly trivial events as the starting point to film an authentic moral essay with a sensitive, profound and ironic gaze.

  • Duration: 85'
  • Production year: 1997
  • Country: TR
  • Language: TR Subtitles: EN
  • Berlin Film Festival 1998 – Caligari Award

Nuri Bilge Ceylan