The Wild Pear Tree

The Wild Pear Tree
  • 2018
  • Turkey / Republic of Macedonia / France / Germany / Bosnia and Herzgovina / Bulgaria / Sweden
  • Directed by: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • Cast: Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Hazar Ergüçlü
  • Language: Turkish

Sinan (Demirkol), recently graduated from college, returns to his home village and an uncertain future. Elegiac and somewhat meandering tale of a prodigal son and an errant father, beautifully filmed and impeccably acted, confirming its director’s status as a modern-day Chekhov.

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The Wild Pear Tree

21 May 20184 stars

Cannes 2018: Elegiac, beautifully shot drama from Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Nuri Bilge Ceylan continues to command attention as a modern-day Chekhov with the meandering, elegiac The Wild Pear Tree. The story of a prodigal son and an errant father unfolds at a lugubrious pace, gently immersing itself in the rhythms of everyday…

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