The Wild Pear Tree

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After university Sinan goes back to his provincial home town, where everyone knows of his father’s gambling addiction that has brought his family down. Dreading he’ll be sent out to teach in Turkey’s remote eastern provinces following military service, Sinan seeks funds to publish a book of his essays and stories – but will anyone in his small-minded home town recognise his talent?


Celyan’s consistently engrossing account of his youthfully opinionated protagonist’s fraught dealings with his parents and clumsy encounters with various locals constitutes another of his gently penetration dissection of the flawed male psyche.


★★★★★

‘A beautifully acted movie. An unhurried elegaic address to the idea of childhood and home. Garrulous, humorous and lugubrious in his unmistakable and very engaging style’ — The Guardian

BBFC rating
15
Year
2018
Running time
188 mins
Country
Turkey
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Director
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Cast
Aydin Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar

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