The Wild Pear Tree

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

//The Wild Pear Tree
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Synopsis

The Wild Pear Tree is a gentle, humane, beautifully made and magnificently acted movie from the Turkish filmmaker 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 your home town – and how returning to both has a bittersweet savour. As in his previous film, Winter Sleep, he draws on the spirit of Chekhov. But his style is all his own: not Chekhovian, but Ceylanian. There are scenes in which people placidly watch TV: largely histrionic soaps whose contrast to the film itself is a type of comedy the director playfully allows us to notice. In fact, The Wild Pear Tree is not unlike a telenovela of family life, taken at a very high-minded, andante pace.“ (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

Monday, 26.11.2018 – 9.15 pm, theater 6 (presented by Nicolas Wackerbarth)
Wednesday, 28.11.2018 – 7.00 pm, theater 8
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Credits

+++ Berlin Premiere +++

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Screenplay: Akin Aksu, Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan
OT: Ahlat Ağacı
Country: Turkey, France, Germany 2018
Production: Zeyno Film, Detailfilm, Film i Väst, Memento Films Production
Cast: Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar, Hazar Ergüçlü, Asena Keskinci, Tamer Levent
Format: DCP / coulour
Length: 188 min.
Language: Turkish OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: /
Festivals: Cannes, Sydney, Melbourne, Jerusalem, Toronto, Golden Rose, New York etc.

Website: nbcfilm.com

“The Wild Pear Tree” is Turkey’s 2019 Oscar® Entry (“Best Foreign Language Film”).

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