Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
Cast: Aydin Doğu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar, Hazar Ergüçlü, Serkan Keskin.
188 minutes, Turkey, France, Germany, Bulgaria, 2018, CLUB
Returning home from college to his Turkish village, aspiring writer Sinan discovers that his father has a gambling addiction that has brought the family to the brink of financial ruin. Caught between wanting to fulfill his own literary ambitions and feelings of familial loyalty,
Sinan comes to realise that he is at a crossroads and that the decisions he will make now could affect his life permanently…
Don’t be put off by this film’s running time! Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s follow-up to his Palme d’Or-winning Winter Sleep delivers the typically intelligent and beautiful cinema we have come to expect from him; but it is also a life-affirming and frequently funny meditation on life and the choices people make.
Cannes Film Festival 2018.
Sydney Film Festival 2018.
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017.
Toronto International Film Festival 2018.
Busan International Film Festival 2018.
BFI London Film Festival 2018.
Stockholm International Film Festival.Cork Film Festival 2018.
“★★★★★ The Wild Pear Tree is a gentle, humane, beautifully made and magnificently acted movie from the Turkish film-maker and former Palme winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan … It’s an unhurried, elegiac address to the idea of childhood and your home town – and how returning to both has a bittersweet savour.”
– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, Cannes Film Festival 2018
“…a typically rich, wry, melancholic mood-piece.”
– Geoff Andrew, Sight & Sound
Attendance at a single Screening €8 or Concession €6 on the door.