Update: I saw Soul Kitchen last night. It was fabulous — joyous, complex, with unique characters you really care about, a great plot, and just a lot of fun. Go see it!
Two Turkish movies have received excellent reviews (click here): Fatih Akin’s “Soul Kitchen” and Reha Erdem’s “Times and Winds” (“Beş Vakit”). After these great reviews, I want to run out and to watch them. Here’s what Joe Morgenstern says about “Soul Kitchen”:
So you could call “Soul Kitchen” a romance with sensational music, or a hymn to friendship with romantic resonances. Whatever you want to call it, the thing is bursting with life.