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Not Yet Rated In Theaters 03/25/2011 , 104min.
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The New York Times
It has no musical soundtrack (and barely any dialogue), only a quiet, unforced, organic rhythm. And those spellbinding images. Like the viewer, Mr. Kaplanoglu is quite happy to let nature do the talking and cast a lyrical, mysterious spell. Full Review
David Fear
Time Out New York
Bal's familiarity doesn't breed contempt. It does make you wish, however, for something above and beyond the usual high-art-cinema catnip. Full Review
Ella Taylor
Village Voice
Though this graceful film is a minor addition to the canon of Middle Eastern cinema in which nothing and everything happens, Bal is still a beauty. Full Review
Sam Adams
The Onion A.V. Club
Bal mingles the bitter and the sweet, but it gets mired in its own stickiness. Full Review
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
A thoughtful and intelligent film, and should appeal to adventurous souls. Full Review

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