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Master of Turkish Cinema: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

“I’m interested in the timeless.” —Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Regarded as “the most acclaimed Turkish director in contemporary cinema” (Indiewire), Nuri Bilge Ceylan will introduce his 2014 Palme d’Or winner Winter Sleep in the Walker Cinema. Ceylan is comfortably established as a remarkable and ingenious director—of his seven features, the last four have won top prizes at the Cannes Film Festival.

The director’s early interest in photography grounds his skill in utilizing long and careful shots of landscape and characters. He typically uses close friends and family members as his cast, personalizing his narratives to a greater extent. Viewing Ceylan’s films is a patient process, with the immersive images and engaging characters creating an entrancing experience.

Master of Turkish Cinema: Nuri Bilge Ceylan is held in conjunction with MoMA’s Filmmaker in Focus series.