THE WILD PEAR TREE

THE WILD PEAR TREE

    Price: $395.00

    Code: 2588

    Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
    2019, 188 minutes
    Purchase: $395 
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    Sinan (Aydin Doğu Demirkol), an aspiring writer, returns home after university hoping to scrape together enough money to publish his first novel. He wanders the town encountering old flames and obstinate gatekeepers and finds his youthful ambition increasingly at odds with the deferred dreams of his gambling-addict father (Murat Cemcir). As his own fantasies mingle with reality, Sinan grapples with the people and the place that have made him who he is. 

    Following in the great tradition of family dramas like Death of a Salesman and Long Day’s Journey Into Night, The Wild Pear Tree weaves an evocative tale of creative struggle and familial responsibility with inspired performances, sumptuous imagery and surprising bursts of humor. It’s one of Ceylan’s most personal works to date, a film as rich, layered and uncompromising as the novel its headstrong hero is working to publish. 


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    Festivals & Awards

    Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival
    Official Selection, NYFF56
    Official Selection, Toronto Film Festival



    Reviews

    "His funniest, most politically poignant work yet."
    Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice 

    "Masterful."
    Jay Weissberg, Variety 

    "Perceptive and profound."
    Eric Kohn, Indiewire 


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