Nuri Bilge Ceylan

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan was born in Istanbul on January 26th, 1959. In 1976, he began studying chemical engineering at Istanbul Technical University, in a context of strong student unrest, boycotts and political polarization. In 1978, he switched courses to Electrical Engineering at Bogazici University. There, he developed a strong interest in image, ... See full bio »

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N. B. Ceylan | N.B. Ceylan


5' 10¾" (1.8 m)


Ebru Ceylan

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[on The Wild Pear Tree (2018)] I wanted to show what young people have to deal with in their lives. All the situations in which Sinan finds himself were taken from the experiences of young people living in Turkey today. The phone conversation with the policeman came from something I myself witnessed. The film is about the sort of things faced by someone who wants to become a teacher of literature... See more »


Six (Distant (2002), Climates (2006), Three Monkeys (2008), Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011), Winter Sleep (2014) and The Wild Pear Tree (2018)) of his films have presented at Cannes. Only one (The Wild Pear Tree (2018)) of them didn't win any awards. The other five won seven awards including the Palme d'Or. See more »


Often works with cinematographer Gokhan Tiryaki See more »

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