Directed by : Metin ERKSAN
Year of production : 1964 Length : 85 minutes
Dry Summer, a village story whose source is the struggle over land and water, is one of the most stunning examples of the clash between good and evil in the Turkish Cinema. Repeating the success he achieved with The Revenge of the Snakes, a Fakir Baykurt adaptation shot in 1962, in Dry Summer, Metin Erksan shows the confrontation between two brothers, Osman and Hassan. Osman surrounds the water that springs from their lands with barriers to prevent the village from using it. Being a good man, Hassan argues that the others should also use the water. Confessing a murder actually committed by his brother, Hassan is convicted and sent to jail. After his release he learns that Osman used deception to take away his wife and marry her.