The Wild Pear Tree

The Wild Pear Tree

Year 2018
Runtime 188 mins
Language Turkish
Subtitles English

Sinan returns home after completing university. He needs to write an additional exam to become a teacher like his father Idris but Sinan’s dream is to publish his novel. It doesn’t take too long for him to have some run-ins with locals who want their debts paid, a by-product of his father’s gambling habits that almost sunk the family. The irony is that Sinan may have to take on a debt himself in order to get his novel published.

THE WILD PEAR TREE, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's follow-up to his Palme d’Or-winning WINTER SLEEP (played at Calgary Film 2014), is a beautiful tour de force that seamlessly packs in topics ranging from romance, literature, religion, philosophy, and politics, all sprinkled with a touch of humour. The end result is a breathtaking universal story about finding one’s identity while highlighting how an individual is shaped by familial relationships and the environment around them.

Written by Sachin Gandhi



New Zealand International Film Festival

Melbourne International Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival

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