September 17, 2009 / Filmwell
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In Times and Winds, we follow three children who are trying to cope with their difficult parents, their changing worlds, and their own turbulent adolescence. Their adventures play out in the Turkish village of Kozlu, a landscape alive with color and clamorous with the bells of livestock, a place as punishing as it is beautiful. All three live in fear of the adult world. … And there is no wonderland of wild things into which they can escape, no benevolent Totoro to lift their spirits.
Few films in my moviegoing experience have conveyed the hardships of growing up with such piercing eloquence.