Thursday, September 1, 2016
DUST (Directed by Gödze Kurai ***
When Azra’s mother dies, she is charged with taking her ashes to Afghanistan. She must leave Turkey to do this. In Kabul, she plunges into trying to unravel more about her mother’s life.
An old tattered diary written by her mother is given to her by a friend. In trying to find out the contents of the diary, she discovers that Kabul’s chaotic landscape is stained with treachery and horror that has trickled down to affect her very identity and that of her older brother.
The film is slow moving, and rather confusing as the important mystery about her mother’s life unfolds. The director is from Turkey, and one suspects there might be some biographical elements in the script.