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Cici – Movie on Netflix – Review: A Slow Burn Drama

Cici is a drama movie written and directed by Berkun Oya, starring Fatih Artman.

A story of family trauma that is diluted into a two hour feature, when it could have been done in less.

Premise

A family migrates to the city after a tragic loss. Thirty years on the son is now a movie director and sets out to recount his childhood in rural Turkey, bringing an entire film crew to his childhood home, reliving past traumas and paving the way for old secrets to emerge.

Movie Review

Cici is the Turkish term for pretty or nice, which is a bit misleading when it comes to this feature film. This is a long slow-burn drama/melodrama. A long dip in the pool of melancholy, regret, and nostalgia.

The performances, though, are very good, and it does have good cinematographic moments. The latter is probably the strongest element in the movie. The cinematographer knows his/her lighting.

We do get a glimpse of the beautiful countryside, and introduced to the melodic folk music. However, neither require that we be marinated in slow motion sentimentality.

Our Opinion

Too long a feature that should have condensed its dragged out story telling. It does though, showcase the industry’s cinematographic prowess, true, with very good photography.

Release Date

October 27, 2022

Where to Watch ‘Cici’

Netflix

Movie Trailer

Direction

Berkun Oya

Berkun Oya

Cast

Fatih Artman

Ayça Bingöl

Funda Eryiğit

İncinur Daşdemir

Nur Sürer

Okan Yalabık

Olgun Şimşek

Şevval Balkan

Yılmaz Erdoğan

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Cici
Cici

Movie title: Cici

Movie description: A family migrates to the city after a tragic loss. Thirty years on the son is now a movie director and sets out to recount his childhood in rural Turkey, bringing an entire film crew to his childhood home, reliving past traumas and paving the way for old secrets to emerge.

Date published: October 27, 2022

Country: Turkey

Duration: 2h 28m

Director(s): Berkun Oya

Actor(s): Fatih Artman, Sevval Balkan, Ayça Bingöl, Incinur Dasdemir, Yilmaz Erdogan, Funda Eryigit

Genre: Drama

Our Opinion

Too long a feature that should have condensed its dragged out story telling. It showcases the industry’s cinematographic prowess, true, with very good photography.

Overall
2.5

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