Friday, 25 November 2011


In the wrong hands, the tale of a wigmaker dying of cancer could be ludicrous and deeply offensive. Written and directed by Turkish director Tayfun Pirselimoglu, Hair appears anything but. Having just walked away with awards for Best Turkish Film and Director at the 2011 Istanbul Film Festival, the third part of his recent trilogy - following Riza and Haze - promises much for such a dispiriting premise...

Hamdi (Ayberk Pekcan) is a wigmaker with his own shop in a busy part of Istanbul. Reluctant to battle the cancer he has been diagnosed with, he prefers to people-watch whilst puffing on a cigarette and dreaming of escaping to Brazil.

An encounter with Merhem, who wishes to sell her long and beautiful hair, gives him a new reason to live. When she resists his charms, he takes to following her and then her husband, an undertaker with little interest in his wife anymore.

It isn't long before their lives become intertwined, and all three individuals soon realise that there is a price to pay for the happiness they each yearn for...

(To read the full review click on either image)

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