# 61 The Wild Pear Tree

Regie: Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Frankrijk, Turkije, 188 MIN, Turks, AL

Cast: Hazar Ergüçlü, Murat Cemcir, Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Ercüment Balakoglu

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The Wild Pear Tree follows Sinan, who has dreamed of being a writer ever since he was young. After graduating he returns home, to finish his first book. While he tries to get his book published, he also has to deal with his father’s deteriorating indulgence into gambling.

In The Wild Pear Tree, Nuri Bilge Ceylan manages to combine a coming-of-age story with pressing modern day issues in Turkey, as the old and new generations clash. Torn between the obsession with money, the need for artistic freedom, the conflict between the old and the new generation: Ceylan interweaves all these issues in Sinan’s story.

Four years after winning the Golden Palm for Winter Sleep, Nuri Bilge Ceylan is back with The Wild Pear Tree. Just like previous films by Ceylan, The Wild Pear Tree takes its time to lay down the storylines. Ceylan opts for a more realistic approach and also shows riots, police violence and the rise of the religious right.

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