The story takes place in the summer of 1996 in Southern Turkey. We follow the story of a group of teenagers who are getting acquainted with love and life accompanied by sun, wind, rocky cliffs, endless waves and hearts that will eventually taste sadness. Deniz visits his parent’s summer house every year, but this year is different, he has turned 16 and he is feeling new sensations and wants to experience more in terms of love. He believes himself to be mature enough to have his first sexual experience with his childhood crush Asli. As Deniz tries to get closer to Asli, he sees that hot shot of the summer from the same neighbourhood, Burak, the sporty and extremely handsome young man is all into Asli. As we see love blossom amongst each character, the viewer will also experience the first heartbreak and teenage awakening.
Definitely the best Netflix Turkey production so far. All leads act so real that we get all the emotions they have. Nothing stands out as fake or acting. Reminded me of my old summers, and it is just surprising to see my old memories in a movie.
Chapeau to how we can follow Deniz’s quick looks from his eyes, so that we also take a peep when he is doing it. This is such a bald decision from the director, because it is not something nice but increases our empathy with Deniz significantly. You can see these kind of small details throughout the movie, which makes it so genuine.
Overall, one of the best summer movies I’ve watched so far, and I really watched a lot of them. Great work.
Director: Ozan Açiktan
Writers: Ozan Açiktan, Sami Berat Marçali
Stars: Fatih Berk Sahin, Ece Çesmioglu, Halit Özgür Sari
Country of origin: Turkey
Also known as: Last Summer
Filming locations: Istanbul, Turkey
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 2.78 GiB
Duration : 1 h 41 min
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 3 913 kb/s