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 Producer
Three Monkeys Producer
Climates Producer


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 2023 Kuru Otlar Üstüne (producer) (post-production)
 2018 The Wild Pear Tree (producer)
 2016 A Long Cold Winter (Documentary) (producer)
 2014 Winter Sleep (producer)
 2011 Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (co-producer - as N.B. Ceylan)
 2008 Three Monkeys (co-producer)
 2006 Climates (co-producer)
 2002 Distant (producer)
 1999 Clouds of May (producer)
 1997 The Small Town (producer)
 1995 Cocoon (Short) (producer)
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5' 10¾" (1.8 m)


Ebru Ceylan

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Socrates said that the aim of philosophy is to know oneself. For me, the cinema is the same thing. I try to know myself better, to relieve my pain about life. In your travels, you see different kinds of people, different kinds of lives, and that makes you think. You ask harsh questions of your self. I try to understand what it means to be human. There are certain kinds of people in every culture.... See more »


He dedicated his 2004 Cannes Film Festival foreign cineaste of the year award to his favourite famous Turkish actor Yilmaz Güney. See more »


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