4 March 2013 | elsinefilo
Funerals, weddings, old cars, and wills in an easily forgettable movie...
Rezzan Tanyeli's directorial debut "I don't like Sundays at all" tells the story of Oguz ( Edhem Dirvana) and Deniz (Melisa Sözen). With neither some background knowledge, nor the introduction of the characters, the movie plunges into the story. Oğuz's father is at his death bed. One thing he loves most in his old age is his vintage car. All he wants to do is just to see his car before closing his eyes forever. The thing is that Oguz's ex girl friend is about to get married and she wants to see this old jalopy as her wedding car. Oğuz can't seem to say no to her while he's on a night watch on his father's death bed.
Oğuz can't just seem get his father's words out of his head. ""Don't cause anyone trouble. Get me dressed up nicely. Take me and make me sit in the backseat and let's drive off, just you folks and me. Those who'd like to come will come anyway" Apparently his father told Oğuz the same thing at each funeral they attended so he just wants to make everything how his father wanted it to be.
And then there is Deniz, who just turns up at the wedding of Oguz's ex-girlfriend. Through funerals, weddings, old cars and wills it's all about getting Oğuz and Deniz getting together actually. Who is this girl? How does she know Oguz? Where does she come from? How can she easily end up in places where Oguz happens to be? We don't know What exactly is the story Oguz's father? What is it with the jalopy and his father's will? How on earth did Oguz and his girlfriend break up? Why didn't their love meet? Is there actually a plot I'm missing here? What about the mystic element of a car driving itself-tinged with absurd comedy and accentuated by black humor? Connecting what appears to be irrelevant and disconnected coincidental sequences to create an absurd comedy tinted with half-baked acting by a leading actor who has never acted before turns this movie into an easily forgettable homage to old family ties and traditional romance and grief.
The movie won the the Best Cinematography Award in the 49th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival which seems to be the only memorable thing about this movie.