Kosmos review

A thief miraculously brings a drowned boy back to life

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Scurrying out of the bitter winter wilderness, a wide-eyed thief (Sermet Yesil) drags a drowned boy out of the river – and miraculously brings him back to life.

He’s welcomed into a tiny village in the Turkish mountains, where he begins to cure the sick, utter cosmic gibberish and steal from the tills. Is he the Messiah or a very naughty boy?

Curious to say the least, director Reha Erdem’s enigmatic fable never gives the game away, which gets slightly tedious over two hours. But the bleak, dramatic scenery and sheer oddness here just about keep up the intrigue.