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Love Turkey, hate this artistic suppression

For 30 million worldwide tourists a year Turkey means either offers sparkling white sands and a twinkling azure sea or the hurly-burly and heritage sites of Istanbul.   1,912 more words


REVIEW: Winter Sleep

Nuri Bilge Ceylan certainly loves the sound of his own writing; in “Winter Sleep,” we get virtually nothing but it for well over three hours. 194 more words

Movie Reviews

Climates (2006)

Before Ceylan ascended to God-like status with Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and Winter Sleep (in my opinion at least) he was a filmmaker with a relatively small canvas. 421 more words


Winter Sleep (2014)

An ambitious and novelistic investigation of the human psyche, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Palme d’Or winning epic Winter Sleep is a film I’ve thought about every day since seeing it six days ago. 295 more words


Uzak (2002)

Turkey 110m, Colour
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Cast: Muzaffer Özdemir, Emin Toprak, Zuhal Gencer, Nazan Kirilmis, Feridun Koc, Fatma Ceylan

Uzak is a contemplative drama about Yusuf, an unemployed factory worker who travels to Istanbul seeking work and a new life. 52 more words


Doha Film Institute's Qumra Event Wraps Reaffirming Its Key Role As Arab Cinema Incubator

The Doha Film Institute’s innovative Qumra workshop wrapped its second edition March 9 reaffirming its role as formidable facilitator for new voices in Arab cinema and beyond thanks to a format that’s getting great word of mouth, has attracted a larger North American presence this year, and looks set to build on its success going forward. 596 more words


Introducing Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Nuri Bilge Ceylan is a Turkish photographer, screenwriter, actor, and film director.  If you haven’t seen any of his films I can highly recommend “Uzak” and “Once upon a time in Anatolia”. 53 more words