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The Wild Pear Tree

Ahlat Agaci

Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Turkey, France, 2018


Sinan is passionate about literature and has always wanted to be a writer. Returning to the village where he was born, he pours his heart and soul into scraping together the money he needs to be published, but his father’s debts catch up with him…

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The Wild Pear Tree Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
It’s defiantly cerebral — resistant to summary, classification and perhaps easy comprehension as well
January 29, 2019
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[It] may seem daunting, those patient or curious enough to see it will have their good faith pay off in emotional spades, for this is a film whose piercing potency slowly creeps up on you, burrows into your psyche, and lingers long after the film’s final frame.
January 27, 2019
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Ceylan’s latest two films [. . . take] us hostage within introverted narratives that shovel ideas down our throats. I consider this a step backwards, since in a country where our voices are crushed every day, cinema should be an open-air pavilion that expands our consciousness of ourselves and of the horrific events surrounding us.
January 02, 2019
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