30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Wild Pear Tree Turkey, France, Germany 2018 | 188 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2018

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

NURI BILGE CEYLAN (*1959) is one of contemporary Turkish cinema's most important figures. His epic Winter Sleep, which was also shown at Filmfest Hamburg, won the Golden Palm in 2014. The Wild Pear Tree also ran in competition at Cannes.

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The great Turkish storyteller Nuri Bilge Ceylan creates another fascinating mix of language and pictures. After finishing his studies, Sinan returns to the village of his childhood. He is planning to become a primary school teacher like his father, but really dreams of being a writer. In the search for his niche in life and his former home, he meets various people, old friends, an ex, two young imams and a local writer. He is also confronted with the mountain of gambling debt run up by his father, which jeopardizes Sinan's greatest wish: to get enough money together to publish his first novel.

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Original title: Ahlat Ağacı
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Turkish
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Screenplay: Akin Aksu, Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Cast: Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar, Hazar Ergüçlü, Asena Keskinci, Tamer Levent
Producer: Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan
Director of Photography: Gökhan Tiryaki
Music: Mirza Tahirovic
Production Design: Meral Aktan
Editor: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Detailfilm
Production: Zeyno Film; Detailfilm; Film i Väst; Memento Films Production
Contact: Fabian Gasmia, DETAiLFILM GmbH:


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