Saturday, April 11, 2009

Approaching Storm

There are many striking images in Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Three Monkeys, but none quite so haunting as this final scene of family patriarch Eyup watching an approaching storm from his rooftop.

The symbolic imagery of the gathering storm repeats itself often throughout the film before coming to a head here. There is no dialogue in the scene, the images and sound design say it all. That's part of the film's beauty, its ability to convey so much emotion without saying a word.

3 comments:

Monte said...

I think music is too persuasive. It makes you feel what you're supposed to feel. But I like the image!

Matthew Lucas said...

There is no music in this scene. Just the sounds of the storm.

Sam Juliano said...

This is quite a majestic and breathtaking screen cap here! I look forward to this film.