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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 Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011), Winter Sleep (2014) and Distant (2002). He is married to Ebru Ceylan. See full bio »

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Winter Sleep
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Three Monkeys
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 2014 Winter Sleep
 2008 Three Monkeys
 2006 Climates
 2002 Distant
 1999 Clouds of May
 1997 The Town
 1995 Cocoon (Short)
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N. B. Ceylan


5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

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[On Chekhov] Actually in all my films I believe there is an element of Chekhov, because Chekhov wrote so many stories. He had stories about almost every situation, and I love them very much. So maybe he's influenced the way I look at life. Life follows Chekhov for me, in a way. After reading Chekhov, you begin to see the same kind of situations in life. And in the scriptwriting stage, I remember ... See more »


Studied electrical and electronics engineering at the Bogazici (Bosphorus) University. See more »


Often works with cinematographer Gokhan Tiryaki See more »

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