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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The Wild Pear Tree
BY Tele335 lister
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.