Known for his slow, dark films, Ceylan is a master of exploration through dialogue of the intersecting lives of people living with their disappointments, often shaped by social injustice but just as often by personal failure.   Despite their sober tone, his works shine with an unforgettable intensity, inspiring his audiences even as they’re left pondering the bleakness of the human condition. Ceylan claims his influences are Ozu and Besson and as you watch them what is always inescapable is their debt to Chekov.

Three Monkeys

Regarded as Ceylan’s first expansive work where he tackles a larger canvas, in this slow burning thriller the inequalities in Turkish society are exposed as is the inescapable dependency of the poor on the goodwill of the privileged. In order to hide his crime, a wealthy, aspiring politician strikes a bargain with his desperate driver. But later on meeting the driver’s beautiful wife, the driver’s sacrifice has not been enough, and the now failed politician still has more to take from him.

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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

In this daring film, covering a night and the beginning of a new day, a convoy drives across the Anatolian plane to recover a buried body. Inside are a murder investigation’s stock characters: police officers, medical examiners, prosecutors and the two murderers themselves. In the dark and indistinguishable landscape, the prisoners become muddled and cannot quickly find the grave. So the waiting and the endless conversations go-on, seemingly about nothing but also about everything as they slowly reveal subtle relationships, complex histories and unexpected motives. ‘Ceylan displays pure, exhilarating mastery in this film: it is made with such confidence and flair.” The Guardian.  Grand Prix Winner, Cannes.

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Winter Sleep

An ex-actor lives the life of a manor lord in a mountain village, sharing his worldly insights through a pompous column in the local newspaper. As  a local property owner his morality is tested against the poor struggling around him, and as his moral sheen wears thin so does his dependent young wife and sister weary of him.  “In fits and starts, this is a stunning picture. At its best, Winter Sleep shows Ceylan to be as psychologically rigorous, in his way, as Ingmar Bergman before him.” The Guardian. Palme d’Or winner.

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