Koza (Cocoon) – it’s a wordless, non-narrative succession of mystical, pastoral images, filled with burbling water, waving wheat, raging fire, and in a particularly striking and haunting image, a dead cat. The three human characters are an old man, an old woman, and a young boy, who wander among the natural wonders and give the camera soulful looks.
Nuri Bilge Ceylan (born 26 January 1959 in Istanbul) is a Turkish photographer and film director. He is married to the filmmaker, photographer, and actress Ebru Ceylan, his co-star in İklimler.
Ceylan learned photography at age 15, and developed an interest in film at 22. After graduating from Boğaziçi University with a BSc degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, he went on with his studies on cinema for two years at Mimar Sinan University.
Ceylan’s first short film Koza (Cocoon) was screened in the Cannes Film Festival in 1995. He received many awards with his debut feature Kasaba (Small Town). His third feature Uzak (Distant) received many awards including the Grand Jury Prize and the Best Actor Prize at Cannes, and was praised internationally. His 2006 film Iklimler (Climates) won the FIPRESCI Movie Critics’ Award at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and received international praise by critics and experts. The film won 5 awards at the 2006 Antalya Golden Orange… read more
This was an incredible tarkovskyesque art piece. Yes it's full of all the black and white and melodrama of a college graduation piece but it really was full of beauty and emotional poignancy. One of the finest short art pieces I've seen.