The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci)

The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci) Turkey (2018) Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan It’s funny how young people always think they know it all, especially the precocious ones who read a few highbrow books and suddenly believe their take on the world is the only “right” one and everyone else is an ignoramus living in the … Continue reading The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci)

Winter Sleep (Kis uykusu)

Winter Sleep (Kis uykusu) Turkey (2014) Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan A confession – I always approach films from Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan with a touch of apprehension. This is partly due to the lofty praise his films always receive making me feel like an ignoramus when I am less enthused (but still enjoy them). … Continue reading Winter Sleep (Kis uykusu)

Distant (Uzak)

Distant (Uzak) Turkey (2002) Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan Yusuf (Mehmet Emin Toprak) is a young factory worker who loses his job. To find work again as his salary provides for his family, he leaves his small town and travels to Istanbul to stay with his cousin Mahmut (Muzaffer Özdemir), a photographer who is in a … Continue reading Distant (Uzak)

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Bir zamanlar Anadolu’da)

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Bir zamanlar Anadolu'da)Turkey (2011) Dir. Nuri Bilge CeylanOn a dark blustery night, a trio of cars make their way to the Anatolian steppe in as police, gravediggers, a doctor and the state prosecutor are in search of a dead body which had been interred there. The chief suspect of … Continue reading Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Bir zamanlar Anadolu’da)

Iklimler (Climates)

Iklimler (Climates) Turkey (2006) Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan Isa (Nuri Bilge Ceylan) is a photographer and lecturer who pays little attention and shows even less affection towards his younger TV producer wife Bahan (Ebru Ceylan), driving her to strike out in a petulant manner. They agree to separate and while Bahan moves on Isa seems … Continue reading Iklimler (Climates)