The Cinematic Landscapes of Nuri Bilge Ceylan

March 24–April 17, 2016

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.

  • Distant

  • Once upon a Time in Anatolia

  • Distant

  • The Small Town

  • Three Monkeys

  • Winter Sleep

  • Upcoming
    Films
  • Past
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  • Past
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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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.