The Wild Pear Tree

The Wild Pear Tree

(Ahlat Agaci)

Following up Palme d’Or winner Winter Sleep, filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s latest sees a writer desperate for funds to publish his work, held back by his father’s debt.

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This is a beautifully photographed movie, the acting is wonderful, the ideas are deep ... but the glacial pace and oblique storytelling will wear down even the most patient viewer. There’s a recovery of sorts in the closing minutes, but even as the ending lands you might well be thinking it could have landed ninety minutes sooner.

The Press Reviews

  • Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan looks at his country through the prism of a grim coming-of-age tale stripped of lyricism and joy. Full Review

  • Verbose. Riveting. Extraordinary. Full Review

  • Having to deal constantly with an ample text and subtitling in which every word counts, one can't help wishing, every once in a while, for a chance to rewind and listen again. That, unfortunately, is not an option open to cinema audiences. Full Review

  • It's an unhurried, elegiac address to the idea of childhood and your home town - and how returning to both has a bittersweet savour. Full Review

  • In spite of its lengthy running time, this latest feature from Turkish master Nuri Bilge Ceylan is one of his most accessible. Full Review