Voices from the Past: A Review of Vizontele

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.

This post is a part of Blogchatter A2Z challenge 2023

26 thoughts on “Voices from the Past: A Review of Vizontele”

  1. 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!

  2. Marie Cris Angeles

    What a great recommendation. I feel like if I watch this I feel like a roller coaster feeling. Excited to watch this later!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. I often find movies I haven’t heard of before on this site. Vizontele is one of those – will check it out.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. Barbie Ritzman

    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.

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