Vizontele is a Turkish movie directed by Yılmaz Erdoğan and Ömer Faruk Sorak, and it was released in 2001. The movie is set in a small Turkish village during the 1970s and follows the story of the village’s first television set.
The movie is a wonderful mix of humor, drama, and nostalgia. It depicts the struggle of a small village in adapting to the rapid changes of modernization, and how the arrival of a television set shakes the village’s traditional way of life. The plot revolves around the adventures of the village’s characters, and how they react to the new technology that is introduced to them.
The movie’s characters are well-developed, and the actors deliver outstanding performances that bring out the humor and the emotions of the story. The cinematography is also remarkable, as it beautifully captures the beauty and simplicity of the village’s landscape.
One of the main themes of the movie is the clash between tradition and modernity, which is portrayed in a very subtle and poignant way. The movie depicts how modernity brings new opportunities and challenges, but also how it threatens to erase the cultural heritage of the village.
As a viewer, I found the movie to be very touching and emotional, as it portrays the struggle of the characters in adapting to the new reality of their lives. The movie also made me reflect on the importance of cultural heritage and how it can be preserved and celebrated even in the face of modernization.
In the end I’ll just say that Vizontele is a must-see movie that offers a powerful message about the importance of preserving cultural heritage and adapting to the changes of modern times.
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definitely adding this movie to my watch list.
Samantha Donnelly says
I have not heard of this film before but have always had a huge interest in different cultures, so will defintely look out for this
The struggle between tradition and modernity is a struggle we all face at some point I think.
Yeah Lifestyle says
I hadn’t heard of this one before. I will be watching this as it sounds like a very heart-warming film
Lavanda of Appetizers & Entrees says
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Vizontele. It sounds like a truly engaging movie that offers a perfect balance of humor, drama, and nostalgia. The theme of the clash between tradition and modernity is definitely something that resonates with many people, and it’s interesting to see how it’s portrayed in a subtle and poignant way in this movie. I appreciate your review and look forward to watching Vizontele myself!
Marie Cris Angeles says
What a great recommendation. I feel like if I watch this I feel like a roller coaster feeling. Excited to watch this later!
Movies like these are great lesson for preserving cultural heritages. Its a great recommendation.
I haven’t seen this one yet! I will check it out for sure, I love the premise, it is awesome.
Jupiter Hadley says
I have not heard of this movie, but it sounds really relatable. Having to adapt to a new eviroment is something people always have to do, so this sounds like one worth checking out.
Janaki Srinivasan says
Oh…Will certainly watch. Thanks for the review.
You range and taste in movies amuses me. Your recommendations always feel great.
Celebrate Woman Today says
I have not seen this movie. And your review prompts me to jot this movie title down for my to-view list.
Elizabeth Williams says
This is a very thorough and great review. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on it. It sounds like something I’d enjoy.
Kirutika N says
I am going to add this to my watchlist.
Ambuj Saxena says
Entry of a new technology always brings the community to a state of dilemma. This seems to be a movie that has this dilemma at the heart of it. I would love to watch this movie as i can relate to the similar scenario in India.
Zandra castillo says
I think I will add this movie to my watchlist this weekend.
SONIA SEIVWRIGHT says
This is something I would love to watch during the long weekend ahead.
It looks like a good movie to watch. I will consider watching it sometime soon.
I watched a Turkish movie a while ago and loved it (can’t recall the name).. this one sounds so amazing.. will look for it and see if i can watch it
I often find movies I haven’t heard of before on this site. Vizontele is one of those – will check it out.
Ntensibe Edgar says
Oohhhhh….this should be a very interesting one. The incoming of technology always disrupts a particular way of life that people are used to and the results are astonishing. I will definitely watch it.
Ruchi Nasa says
Change is always difficult. Seems to be an interesting take on that.
Maria Azanha says
I don´t think I´ve ever watched any Turkish movie, so if you´re recommending this one, I´ll definitely give it a try. I like European cinema!
Very intriguing and it looks like it has some good cultural themes. Appreciate you sharing your review!
Oh I’d love to try this outb thanks for the review!
Barbie Ritzman says
Thank you for sharing. I appreciate the movie’s message of preserving cultural heritage while also embracing the changes of modern times. It offers a powerful reminder of this important concept.