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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96 wins & 73 nominations. See more awards »

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Winter Sleep Director
Three Monkeys Director
Uzak Director


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 2019 Making of the Wild Pear Tree (Documentary)
 2014 Winter Sleep
 2008 Three Monkeys
 2006 Climates
 2002 Uzak
 1999 Clouds of May
 1997 Kasaba
 1995 Koza (Short)
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N. B. Ceylan | N.B. Ceylan


5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

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[On how he got into filmmaking] Actually, when I was a child, there was no art at all around me. I was living in a small town and the only art form around was maybe folk music, and maybe film. But there were no art exhibitions or anything like that. I sometimes wonder myself how I inclined to art. I think maybe it started when I was in high school, when I was living in Istanbul. I really don't ... See more »


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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