Nuri Bilge Ceylan

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The 100 best films of the 21st century
Gangsters, superheroes, schoolkids, lovers, slaves, peasants, techies, Tenenbaums and freefalling astronauts – they’re all here in our countdown of cinema’s best movies since 2000

Peter Bradshaw, Cath Clarke, Andrew Pulver and Catherine Shoard

13, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Europe in 25 films: the critics’ choice
The must-see movies that have defined a century of European cinema, as chosen by the Observer’s film writers

Mark Kermode Observer chief film critic, Simran Hans, Wendy Ide, Guy Lodge and Jonathan Romney

10, Feb, 2019 @10:00 AM

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The Wild Pear Tree review – leaves flutter with significance
Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s latest epic tells the story of a graduate returning to his rural home

Simran Hans

02, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

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The Wild Pear Tree review – Nuri Bilge Ceylan's delicious, humane tableaux
The Turkish director’s unhurried, magnificently acted film follows a bumptious young writer who returns home to face bittersweet truths

Peter Bradshaw

18, May, 2018 @9:08 PM

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Sofia Coppola to Michael Haneke: the movies and directors most likely to make it to Cannes
Coppola, Haneke and Todd Haynes are odds-on to be showing this year, but what about Jean-Luc Godard and David Lynch? We weigh the odds on films in the running

Gwilym Mumford and Andrew Pulver

12, Apr, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Film-makers withdraw from Istanbul festival in censorship protest
Dozens of Turkish directors withdraw films after documentary Bakur is removed from programme

Constanze Letsch in Istanbul

13, Apr, 2015 @4:53 PM

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Winter Sleep review – a powerful meditation upon guilt
A pompous Anatolian hotelier comes down to earth in this compelling drama from Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan, writes Mark Kermode

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

23, Nov, 2014 @9:00 AM

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan on Winter Sleep: ‘I don't like comedies – I don't like to laugh’
The Turkish director talks to Peter Bradshaw about the battles with distributors and fights with his wife in the creating of his Palme d’Or winning film

Peter Bradshaw

13, Nov, 2014 @6:04 PM

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Cannes 2014: Nuri Bilge Ceylan criticises Turkish government over mine disaster

Winter Sleep director compares Turkey with Japan, where the prime minister resigned after the Fukushima disaster

Andrew Pulver

17, May, 2014 @4:35 PM

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Cannes 2014: Winter Sleep review – unafraid to tackle classic Bergman themes

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's heavyweight Palme d'Or contender is a harsh character study that is, in fits and starts, a stunning picture

Xan Brooks

16, May, 2014 @6:53 PM

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The 10 best films of 2012, No 7 – Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Andrew Pulver: Our roundup of marvellous movies continues with Nuri Bilge Ceylan's quietly gripping masterpiece set in the Turkish wilderness

Andrew Pulver

06, Dec, 2012 @3:51 PM

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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia – review

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's latest film, a thriller as challenging as Antonioni's Blow-Up, is his finest work to date, writes Philip French

Philip French

18, Mar, 2012 @12:05 AM

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