Discover the complex and subtle films of Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan, "one of the most important auteurs working today" (NY Times), including his latest, the Palme d'Or recipient Winter Sleep.
Once upon a Time in Anatolia
The Small Town
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.