The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci)

Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Turkey, France, Germany, Bulgaria

“... a typically rich, wry, melancholic mood-piece.” Sight & Sound

Returning home from college to his Turkish village, aspiring writer Sinan discovers that his father has a gambling addiction that has brought the family to the brink of financial ruin.

Caught between wanting to fulfill his own literary ambitions and feelings of familial loyalty, Sinan comes to realise that he is at a crossroads and that the decisions he will make now could affect his life permanently…

Don’t be put off by this film’s running time! Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s follow-up to his Palme d’Or-winning Winter Sleep delivers the typically intelligent and beautiful cinema we have come to expect from him; but it is also a life-affirming and frequently funny meditation on life and the choices people make.

Interested in screening this film?

  • Available on DCP Format: From January 2019
  • Available on DVD/Bluray Format: From April 2019