Motherland is a jaw dropper

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      Recently divorced Nesrin retreats to her dead grandmother’s house to write a book. Soon enough, Mom shows up with her nattering and superstitious friends to disturb the decidedly modern-thinking young woman.

      Senem Tüzen’s debut film sees the ancient world implacably encroaching on the modern to an extent that eventually drives an exasperated Nesrin to a nightmarish act of protest, providing one of the most jaw-dropping moments you’ll see in any film this year, and maybe the next.

      Saturday (December 5).