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FESTIVAL FOCUS: CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
8.9
/10
4,198 Ratings

THE WILD PEAR TREE

Ahlat Ağacı

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Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Turkey, France, 2018
Drama
      Turkish
      English
      ADULT

Synopsis

Sinan, an aspiring writer, returns home after university hoping to scrape together enough money to publish his first novel. He wanders the town and finds his youthful ambition increasingly at odds with the deferred dreams of his of his gambling addicted father.

Our take

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s follow-up to the Palme d’Or-winner Winter Sleep is a sumptuous and evocative drama that delicately paints a contrast between grand aspirations and daily small-town life. With a Chekhovian flourish, the Turkish auteur explores the bittersweet emotions of returning home.

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FESTIVAL FOCUS: CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

Synopsis

Sinan, an aspiring writer, returns home after university hoping to scrape together enough money to publish his first novel. He wanders the town and finds his youthful ambition increasingly at odds with the deferred dreams of his of his gambling addicted father.

Our take

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s follow-up to the Palme d’Or-winner Winter Sleep is a sumptuous and evocative drama that delicately paints a contrast between grand aspirations and daily small-town life. With a Chekhovian flourish, the Turkish auteur explores the bittersweet emotions of returning home.

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The Wild Pear TreeDirected byNuri Bilge Ceylan
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Cannes Film Festival
2018

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