The Wild Pear Tree - English subtitled

An aspiring young author returns home from college to pursue his passion for literature, but is faced with a complicated family dynamic caused by his father’s gambling addiction.

Time & Tickets

Following up on 2014’s Palme d’Or-winning WINTER SLEEP, Nuri Bilge Ceylan has directed another hypnotic and compelling piece of cinema that confirms him as one of modern cinema’s most intelligent and incisive filmmakers. Using landscape as part of his expressive palette, as he has done so often with his work, Ceylan takes the protagonist of THE WILD PEAR TREE, the young and cocky Sinan, back to his birthplace, the Turkish seaport of Çanakkale on the southern coast of the Dardanelles.
Returning home from college, Sinan must re-enter a difficult family situation with a father who is restless and intransigent, and whose gambling addiction has Sinan’s mother and sister at their wits’ end. He struggles to reorient himself within the family dynamic while trying to come to grips with the next phase of his life. He is planning to become a teacher like his father, but first wants to complete an experimental novel. Sinan’s search for meaning and direction provides the basis for a number of extensive and penetrating conversations that form the emotional and intellectual core of THE WILD PEAR TREE. (source:

Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, France, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Sweden, 2018, 188 min. Turkish spoken, English subtitles. With Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar, Hazar Ergüçlü, Serkan Keskin.
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