Official Selection


Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Turkey, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sweden | 2018 | 188 min.
O.V. in Turkish subtitled in Spanish and English

The winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Winter Sleep, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) is back with a film about the pleasure of rhetoric, in an emotional and philosophical exploration of family and generational relationships. Sinan, an aspiring writer, comes back to his home town after finishing university: a reunion and at the same time a conflict with town life and domestic dynamics (in particular those with his spendthrift father). With room for humour and emotion, Ceylan again shines in the script, the direction of the actors and the exploration of the human soul.

Direction: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Script: Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ebru Ceylan, Akin Aksu
Cinematography: Gökhan Tiryaki
Editing: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Sound: Andreas Mücke Niesytka, Thomas Robert, Thomas Gauder
Cast: Hazar Ergüçlü, Murat Cemcir, Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Ercüment Balakoglu
Production: Zeynep Özbatur Atakan
Production Company: Memento Films Productions, ARTE France Cinéma, Detailfilm, RFF International, Sisters And Brother Mitevski, Film i Väst, The Chimney Pot, Zeynofilm

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Nuri Bilge Ceylan is the most awarded Turkish director in history, and one of the great names in contemporary cinema. Born in Istanbul in 1959, he trained in various ways in the fields of photography and cinema. After working as a photographer he directed his first short film, Koza, which was in official competition in Cannes n 1995. His first feature film Kasaba  (1997) premiered at the Berlinale, where he won the Caligari Award. The first in the long list he was to win in festivals around the world with his successive films Clouds of May (1999),  Distant (2002), Climates (2006), Three Monkeys (2008) and Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011), until 2014 when he won the Palme d’Or with Winter Sleep  in Cannes, where he also premiered The Wild Pear Tree.