Fans of the long take, of slow walks toward and away from the camera, and of sparse film-fest-y films will find lots to ponder in Egg. The first in a planned trilogy by Turkish director Semih Kaplanoglu, though the last chronologically, Egg is to be followed by Sût (milk) and Bal (money). If that’s confusing, try making sense of Egg’s penultimate scene, in which our hero, Yusuf (Nejat Isler), is held captive for a night in a field by a muscular yellow dog, which sort of attacks him, but sort of doesn’t and then lets him walk away come morning. But let’s back up. Yusuf has left his boyhood home in Tire for Istanbul, where he has published a book of poetry and now spends most of his time in his lonely used bookshop. A phone call requesting he call home starts the journey back to Tire, where his mother, Zehra, has died. There he meets young, green-eyed Ayla (Saadet Aksoy), a relation of sorts, who has been caring for his mother for the past five years. Just as he’s about to wind things up and head back to his exciting life, Ayla informs him that he must complete what his mother promised: a sacrificial ceremony some three or four hours away where a ram is slit and cut up by ladies who know their way around dead animals. You know what that means: road trip! Many glances and wry smiling between mustachioed Yusuf and his distant, pretty cousin ensue. Until the dog thing happens, at which point you’re on your own.