Has it ever happened to you that you're watching a movie and you're bored during the quiet scenes and you can't wait for the dialogue to come back? AHLAT AGACI (THE WILD PERAL TREE) was the opposite to me. While the performances and the production values weren't excellent, they were good enough to make me want to absorb the word-less moments, while the speaking moments were the ones that disappointed. If you want to use dialogue to make the audience know who the characters are and want to follow them, you should fill the beginning with conversations. The topics don't have to be directly related to the conflict, as long as they give us enough context. The way the lines are written and performed don't have to be powerful, because they won't be the center of the movie. If you want to make a movie where the lines are the center, they have to be created and delivered with strenght enough to carry the plot. This 188-minute movie was full of conversations, most of which were part of the "Not powerful nor relevant enough" group. They go on for 10-15 minutes and they end with abrupt scene transitions.