BEFORE YOUR EYES
"The film has moments, especially toward the end, that so transcend the material as to make the journey doubly worthwhile."
Ten year old Gulistan and her brother Firat live in the heart of Turkish Kurdistan. Tragedy strikes when their parents are shot down by paramilitary gunmen before their very eyes. Traumatized and orphaned, Gulistan and Firat try to care for their infant sister, but their money soon runs out and they're forced onto the street. It is there that Gulistan meets the part-time escort Dilara. Accompanying her on a hotel call one day, Gulistan is shocked to discover Dilara's client is the murderer of her parents, and quickly devises a plan for revenge.
Jeff in Seattle - Customer Review
It's tough top watch a film where you see children trying to make it on their own with no one to take care of them. Just when I though the story of the hardship was getting too dragged out, the story kicks in. Perfect timing. Tough film to watch, but a solid story, which is what I wanted.
Bruce J - Customer Review
I saw this film at the Flyway Film Festival in Pepin, Wisconsin. In a film festival it is possible to go from film to film, but this film moved me so that I needed to take the rest of the afternoon off to digest it and I didn't want to dilute the experience. Very well executed, well plotted, and extraordinary performances from the very young cast all in service of an important story.
Angel - Customer Review
Amazing movie. The children were perfectly believable and endearing in their roles. I hope this is not the last we see of them because they definitely have talent.
JCkw - Customer Review
One of the best movies I've seen in the last 20 yrs.Engaging,inspiring,enlightening ! So much going on,carried by some wonderful child actors.