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Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Nuri Bilge Ceylan was born on January 26, 1959 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a director and writer, known for Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da (2011), Kis Uykusu (2014) and Uzak (2002). He is married to Ebru Ceylan. See full bio »

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Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da
Kis Uykusu
Kis Uykusu Director
Uzak Director
Three Monkeys
Three Monkeys Director


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 2014 Kis Uykusu
 2008 Three Monkeys
 2006 Iklimler
 2002 Uzak
 1997 The Town
 1995 Koza (Short)
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N. B. Ceylan | N.B. Ceylan


5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

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[on form] Form itself creates a kind of content. Form is not something, however, that controls the content. Form is in the center and in some ways, for some artists, content emerges from the form. Its certainly very important for me. Content is not content without the form. There is a certain type of event for instance. Different people tell the same event differently. Yet one person tells the ... See more »


The starting point for him to be a filmmaker was reading the autobiography of Roman Polanski titled 'Roman' in which Polanski's life from concentration camps to Hollywood inspired Nuri Bilge Ceylan. See more »


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