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Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
(Turkish pronunciation: [ˈnuːri ˈbilɟe ˈdʒejlan], born 26 January 1959) is a Turkish film director, photographer, screenwriter and actor. He won the Palme d'Or, the highest prize at the Cannes Film Festival, in 2014.[2] He is married to filmmaker, photographer, and actress Ebru Ceylan, with whom he co-starred in Climates (2006).


1 Early life 2 Style and themes 3 Filmography 4 Accolades 5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Ceylan's love of photography started at the age of 15. While studying at Boğaziçi University
Boğaziçi University
in Istanbul, he participated in cinema and photography clubs and he took passport-style photos to make pocket money. After graduating from university with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, he went to London
and Kathmandu, Nepal, to decide what to do in life. Then he went back to Ankara, Turkey, to do military service. When he was in the army, he discovered that cinema would give shape to his life.[3] Style and themes[edit] Ceylan's films deal with the estrangement of the individual, existentialism, the monotony of human lives, and the details of everyday life. He uses static shots and long takes, usually in natural settings, as well as play with sound, including the use of menacing silences. He is known for filming his protagonist from behind, which, in his view, leaves the audiences to speculate on the brooding emotions of characters whose faces are obscured. Until Climates, Ceylan's films are made on low budgets, with casts generally consisting of amateur actors, most of whom are family members (such as his mother and father).[citation needed] Ceylan named his ten favorite films in the 2012 Sight & Sound Greatest Films Poll: Andrei Rublev (1966), Au Hasard Balthazar
Au Hasard Balthazar
(1966), L'Avventura
(1960), L'Eclisse
(1962), Late Spring
Late Spring
(1949), A Man Escaped (1956), The Mirror (1975), Scenes from a Marriage
Scenes from a Marriage
(1973), Shame (1968), and Tokyo Story
Tokyo Story
(1953).[4] Filmography[edit]

Films, television & video

Year English title Turkish title Credited as Notes

Director Producer Writer

1995 Cocoon Koza Yes Yes Yes Short film

1998 Small Town Kasaba Yes Yes Yes Feature debut

2000 Clouds of May Mayıs Sıkıntısı Yes Yes Yes

2002 Distant Uzak Yes Yes Yes

2006 Climates İklimler Yes Yes Yes Also actor

2008 Three Monkeys Üç Maymun Yes Yes Yes

2011 Once Upon a Time in Anatolia Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da Yes Yes Yes

2014 Winter Sleep Kış Uykusu Yes Yes Yes

2018 The Wild Pear Tree Ahlat Ağacı Yes Yes


Palme d'Or
Palme d'Or
at 2014 Cannes Film Festival
2014 Cannes Film Festival
– Winter Sleep Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
Best Director Award (2008) Grand Jury Prize / Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
(2002 – Uzak ("Distant"), 2011 – Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) FIPRESCI Award (1997 – Kasaba ("Small Town" or "The Town"), 2000 – Clouds of May, 2006 – Iklimler
("Climates")), 2014 – Winter Sleep Golden Orange Award for Best Director (1999 – Clouds of May, 2002 – Uzak
(Distant), 2006 – Iklimler
("Climates")) Golden Orange Award for Best Screenplay (2002 – Uzak
("Distant")) Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Director (2008 – Üç Maymun ("Three Monkeys"), 2011 – Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, 2014 – Winter Sleep[5]


^ Kalyoncu, Cemal A (2 June 2008). "Ürkek Ceylan Oscar yolunda". Aksiyon (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 8 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-28.  ^ "Palme d'Or". www.chopard.com. Retrieved 2017-05-31.  ^ "Nuri Bilge Ceylan-Biography". Retrieved 2011-10-20.  ^ Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
BFI BFI. Explore.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved on 2014-05-22. ^ https://www.asiapacificscreenawards.com/apsa-nominees-winners?nomination-winner-name=nominee&apsa-year-name=2017

External links[edit]

Official web site Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
on IMDb Palm d'Or Interview at YouTube Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
at altcine

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Films directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Kasaba (1997) Clouds of May
Clouds of May
(1999) Uzak
(2002) Climates (2006) Three Monkeys
Three Monkeys
(2008) Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
(2011) Winter Sleep (2014)

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