Quiet and slow-burning, Cold of Kalandar is a story of poverty and a family’s struggle for survival and redemption. It follows Mehmet as he and his family roam the mountains of northern Turkey in search of metals to sell; meanwhile, they dream up other ways of making a living. Though this is not a new story, director Mustafa Kara tells it in a way that feels fresh. He authentically conveys the slow and stagnant process of everyday survival by combining brief scenes of dialogue with long scenes of the family just being and doing small tasks. Beautifully shot and edited, the film follows the family over the course of four seasons and uses the transitions between seasons to show how the family members grow with one another despite the unpredictability of the weather and the uncertainty of their future. In Turkish with subtitles.