Nuri Bilge Ceylan


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Nuri Bilge Ceylan was born in Istanbul on January 26th, 1959. In 1976, he began studying chemical engineering at Istanbul Technical University, in a context of strong student unrest, boycotts and political polarization. In 1978, he switched courses to Electrical Engineering at Bogazici University. There, he developed a strong interest in image, ... See full bio »

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Winter Sleep Director
(2014)
Three Monkeys Director
(2008)
Uzak Director
(2002)

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Alternate Names:

N. B. Ceylan | N.B. Ceylan

Height:

5' 10¾" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)] There are so many characters in life. Sometimes you cannot know them in certain situations. You have a girlfriend once. You are with her for three years. One day, you go on a trip with her. In three days, you get more information about her than you did in the previous three years. In my last film and in most of the films, there are situations where through... See more »

Trivia:

Six (Uzak (2002), Climates (2006), Three Monkeys (2008), Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011), Winter Sleep (2014) and The Wild Pear Tree (2018)) of his films have presented at Cannes. Only one (The Wild Pear Tree (2018)) of them didn't win any awards. The other five won seven awards including the Palme d'Or. See more »

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Is known for filming his protagonists from behind, which, in his view, leaves the audiences to speculate on the brooding emotions of characters whose faces are obscured. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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