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The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat agaci)2019

The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat agaci) (2019)


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Critic Consensus: The Wild Pear Tree uses a young man's post-graduation experience to pose thoughtful, engaging questions about life in modern Turkey -- and the rest of the world.

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For some, the countryside is a place of exile where all hopes ultimately merge with solitude. A boundless place of exile where all hopes and dreams merge with despair like the coinciding destinies of fathers and sons....


Serkan Keskin
as Süleyman
Kadir Cermik
as Adnan Yilmaz
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Critic Reviews for The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat agaci)

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (5)

In his 2014 Palme d'Or winner, Ceylan unpacked thorny issues of ethics and morality with a surgeon's steady patience; he employs a similar approach here, only the territory is much less fertile.

November 5, 2018 | Full Review…
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Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan looks at his country through the prism of a grim coming-of-age tale stripped of lyricism and joy.

November 5, 2018 | Full Review…

A philosophical journey through the mind of an aspiring artist trying to figure out who he is and where he belongs.

May 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Ceylan may not be a filmmaker who compromises his style, but with The Wild Pear Tree, he manages to inject familiar emotions into a movie that's all about wrestling creative ambitions into a relatable whole.

May 21, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The achievement is masterful, though its diffusion will be limited.

May 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The performances are superb throughout, none more so than Demirkol as the far from entirely sympathetic Sinan.

November 5, 2018 | Full Review…

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