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A film by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

2018 / Turkey / 188 min 
Turkish DTS-HD 5.1 and 2.0 / NR
English Subtitles


    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. 

    Special Features

    The Making of the Wild Pear Tree (2019, 390 mins)
    Q&A with Nuri Bilge Ceylan at US Premiere
    Theatrical Trailer
    Booklet featuring essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri

    Film Reviews

    Jay Weissberg, Variety 

    "Perceptive and profound."
    Eric Kohn, Indiewire 

    "Rich and ruminative."
    Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times 

    "The one film guaranteed to take you away from it all... I can't wait to see it again."
    Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

    Disc Reviews

    "The Making of The Wild Pear Tree is a sprawling, exhaustive understanding of the production effort. This isn't a talking head viewing experience filled with anecdotes and recollections, but a you-are-there study of filmmaking, following Ceylan and his crew as they complete their daily work."
     - Brian Orndorf, [LINK]