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  • Distant

  • Once upon a Time in Anatolia

  • Distant

  • The Small Town

  • Three Monkeys

  • Winter Sleep

Past Films

  • Winter Sleep

    • Thursday, March 24 7 PM
    • Sunday, April 17 2:30 PM
    Nuri Bilge Ceylan
    Turkey, 2014

    Inspired by Dostoevsky, Ibsen, and Chekhov, Ceylan’s slow-burning masterpiece of fear and self-loathing among a well-off family in breathtakingly beautiful Cappadocia won the Palme d’Or at Cannes. 

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  • The Small Town

    • Saturday, March 26 6 PM
    • Sunday, April 3 4:30 PM
    Nuri Bilge Ceylan
    Turkey, 1997

    Ceylan’s feature debut is a wistful look at village life and the structures that bind communities and family together, based on an autobiographical story by the director’s sister. With short Cocoon.

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  • Clouds of May

    • Sunday, March 27 6:30 PM
    • Saturday, April 9 8:15 PM
    Nuri Bilge Ceylan
    Turkey, 1999

    Ceylan’s second film—in some ways a “making of” his first—tells the story of a filmmaker who returns to the village of his childhood to scout locations for a new project.

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  • Distant

    • Saturday, April 2 8 PM
    • Saturday, April 16 6 PM
    Nuri Bilge Ceylan
    Turkey, 2002

    Winner of the Cannes Grand Jury Prize

    Introduced by Deniz Göktürk
    A lonely photographer haunts the windswept streets of Istanbul, until the arrival of a small-town cousin interrupts—or compounds—his solitude.

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  • Climates

    • Friday, April 8 8:30 PM
    Nuri Bilge Ceylan
    Turkey, 2006

    The insecurities of the modern male get a fitting dissection in Ceylan’s study of a disintegrating relationship between a self-centered academic and a television producer. “Subtle, substantial, and sublimely beautiful” (Time Out London).

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  • Once upon a Time in Anatolia

    • Sunday, April 10 6:30 PM
    Nuri Bilge Ceylan
    Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2011

    A police procedural unspools across the Turkish steppes in Ceylan’s Cannes Grand Prix winner. “Both beautiful and beautifully observed, with a delicate touch and flashes of humor and horror” (NY Times).

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  • Three Monkeys

    • Saturday, April 16 8:30 PM
    Nuri Bilge Ceylan
    Turkey/France/Italy, 2008

    A conniving politician hits and kills a pedestrian, then bribes his chauffeur to take the fall, in this “psychologically suspenseful, spare, and contemplative neo-noir” (LA Times) that won Ceylan Best Director at Cannes.

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