A dowdy university instructor Isa is an inattentive husband to his younger, TV-business wife Bahar. Self-absorbed and selfish, Isa only communicates in the most rudimentary way, while she, similarly, detaches into crying jags and juvenile behavior.
This is a movie within movie, which is almost recursive, i.e., the movie inside looks like director Ceylan's previous movie, Kasaba. It is about the movie director, Muzaffer, going back to ... See full summary »
In a Turkish village, three siblings who neither know each other nor anything about their late father, wait to bury his body. As they start to find out more about their father and each other, they also start to learn more about themselves.
Considering the fact that Nuri Bilge Ceylan's last six films were in Cannes Competition and all five of them received awards including a Palm d'Or, Ahlat Agaci marks the first time that a Nuri Bilge Ceylan film did not win any prize in Cannes. See more »
Live in Ia-Ia land, ignore the possibility of breaking up. Then when real life hits home, just blame other people.
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From the writer-director of Once Upon a Time in Anatolia & Winter Sleep, The Wild Pear Tree provides an interesting glimpse into life in modern Turkey, and makes for a fascinating character sketch of a young man who finds himself being dragged towards a destiny he cannot embrace. Though not as rewarding as his finest directorial efforts, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's latest is still more than capable of standing on its own, and is definitely a must-see for the fans of the renowned Turkish auteur.
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