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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[on Climates (2006)] I think most of the painful feelings in life come from marriage. When I was young, with my father and mother, their problems gave me deep pain. Strindberg says there is nothing worse than a husband and wife who hate each other. If you cannot organise your feelings about this, you will always suffer. See more »

Trivia:

He stated that, "I dedicate this award to my lonely and beautiful country, which I passionately love" after he won the Best Director award in 2008 Cannes Film Festival. See more »

Trademark:

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 »

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Aquarius

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