Wild Pear Tree

Nominee
Palme d’Or
Cannes Film Festival
His funniest, most politically poignant work yet.

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The Wild Pear Tree

Sinan (Aydin Doğu Demirkol), an aspiring writer, returns home after university hoping to scrape together enough money to publish his first novel. He wanders the town encountering old flames and obstinate gatekeepers and finds his youthful ambition increasingly at odds with the deferred dreams of his gambling-addict father (Murat Cemcir). As his own fantasies mingle with reality, Sinan grapples with the people and the place that have made him who he is.

Following in the great tradition of family dramas like
Death of a Salesman and Long Day’s Journey Into Night, The Wild Pear Tree weaves an evocative tale of creative struggle and familial responsibility with inspired performances, sumptuous imagery and surprising bursts of humor. It’s one of Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s most personal works to date, a film as rich, layered and uncompromising as the novel its headstrong hero is working to publish.

"Masterful." — Jay Weissberg, Variety

"Perceptive and profound." — Eric Kohn, Indiewire
Genre
Drama, Auteur Cinema
Runtime
188
Language
Turkish
Director
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Cast
Aydin Doğu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar
Awards:
Nominee, Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

he 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: garrulous, humorous and lugubrious in his unmistakable and very engaging style. It’s an unhurried, elegiac address to the idea of childhood and ...

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