The Wild Pear Tree

The Wild Pear Tree

The Wild Pear Tree

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.

2017Rating: M, Mature themes and coarse language188 minsTurkeyTurkish with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema

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Reviews & comments

Dear God please make it stop

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.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

The achievement is masterful, though its diffusion will be limited.

The Times

The Times

press

It's a wealth of flowering expression on the intimate subject of loss.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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

5.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

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.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Verbose. Riveting. Extraordinary.

5.0
Independent

Independent

press

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

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Variety

Variety

press

The achievement is masterful, though its diffusion will be limited.

The Times

The Times

press

It's a wealth of flowering expression on the intimate subject of loss.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

5.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

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.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Verbose. Riveting. Extraordinary.

5.0
Independent

Independent

press

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

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Dear God please make it stop

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.

2.0