Turkish Master: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Turkish Master: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Known for his slow, dark films, Ceylan is a master the 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.