With his brand new film 'The Wild Pear Tree' now showing in cinemas and on Curzon Home Cinema, rediscover the noir-ish drama that won Nuri Bilge Ceylan ('Winter Sleep', 'Once Upon a Time in Anatolia') the Best Director prize at Cannes in 2008.
A man agrees to take the rap for a crime he didn’t commit in return for money. But while serving time in prison he is betrayed by the very person he helped. On release, the secrets kept from him soon emerge, with devastating consequences. Employing his signature ruminative pace, Ceylan explores every facet of this fractured family’s life, offering up simmering suspense amidst the existential enquiry into the corrupting nature of dishonesty.
★★★★ "More subtly disturbing than that précis might suggest" - Anthony Quinn, The Independent
★★★★ "This is a must" - James Christopher, The Times
★★★★ "A fascinating film that, once seen, is hard to dislodge from your imagination" - Sukhdev Sandhu, The Telegraph