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 Winter Sleep (2014)] The first version of this film was four-and-a-half hours long. In that, the sister character was using those words: 'We are living here, as if in a winter sleep.' Actually, Winter Sleep was a risky title. My distributors and everyone around me didn't want it. They said it's a long film from a slow director. Don't put 'sleep' in the title. Everyone will make fun of you! ... See more »

Trivia:

Until Climates, Ceylan's films were made on low budgets, with casts generally consisting of amateur actors, most of whom were family members (such as his mother and father). See more »

Trademark:

His films mostly deal with alienation, existentialism and the details of everyday life See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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