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UZAK

Turkey, 2003 (MIFF 2003, International Panorama)

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Acknowledged as the revelation of the Official Competition at Cannes this year, and the recipient of the Grand Jury Prize and the Best Actor award—shared between the two leads—Uzak is a haunting tale of displacement and longing from Turkish auteur Nun Bilge Ceyian.

Yusuf has left his small rural town for the bustle of Istanbul, hoping to gain employment on a harbour boat. He moves in with his uncle, Mahmut, a single photographer who resents the sudden intrusion. The obsessive bachelor, who clings to the routines of his solitary life, and the passive young man, both search for the possibility of a connection in the harsh world in which they live.

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CLIMATES

Turkey/France, 2006
Climates won the Fipresci Award at this year's Cannes Film Festival. ... “In terms of what faces can express, without ever doing too much, Climates puts Ceylan on a par with Ingmar Bergman.” - Sc… More »

FALLEN

Latvia/Germany, 2005
“A starkly black-and-white parable dripping with unspoken regrets and submerged in the ambient sturm und drang of distant factory roar… Consider it a thumbnail remake of Blow-Up by Nuri Bilg… More »

THREE MONKEYS

Turkey, France, Italy, 2008
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.Awarded the Best Director award at this year's Cannes Film Festival, the latest film from Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Climates, MIFF 06), featuring his distinctive vis… More »

Cocoon

Turkey, 1995
Beautifully shot in black and white, a gentle impressionistic film about the relentless cycle of life beginnings and endings outside and in timeless beauty and the ultimate solitude of the soul. A bi… More »

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA

Turkey/Bosnia Herzegovina, 2011
"A deep and haunting work that lingers in the memory." - Hollywood Reporter ... As they drive through the Anatolian countryside looking for the body of a dead man, a policeman, a prosecutor and the t… More »

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