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The Wild Pear Tree

From the maker of Winter Sleep. Young Sinan returns to his native village where his father still lives - a man he despises. But is he so much different?

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

The Wild Pear Tree

After successfully completing his studies, young Sinan returns to his native village of Çan. His love for literature is great, as are his intellectual skills, he thinks. He wants to write and publish a book, but is lacking the necessary financial means. This leads to clashes with his father Idris, a gambling-addicted teacher with big debts. There isn't even enough money to pay the electric bill. Sinan despises his father, who represents everything he doesn't want to be. But without a job or a relationship, the question arises whether he can escape his father's fate. Without any preparations, Sinan applies for a job as a teacher.

Just as in his previous film, Golden Palm winner Winter Sleep, Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan plunges at length into his characters, also elaborating on philosophical, political and religious issues. The beautiful images were shot by Ceylan's regular cameraman Gökhan Tiryaki.

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