The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat agaci) Reviews

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November 14, 2019
A nervy, jittery, restless work from a filmmaker determined to never stop probing, reflecting, and seeking answers.
August 14, 2019
A film that knows perfectly that, if it wants to mimic the specific weight of a good novel, its ultimate ambition has to be to articulate a worldview from the organic construction of a subjectivity. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 7, 2019
The entire feel of the film shifts at times, often mid-scene, as Sinan attempts to craft a personal history while trying to break free from the shackles of history at large.
July 29, 2019
Full of passion and sensuality and lyricism. [Full review in Spanish]
June 20, 2019
The very limpid photography of Gökhan Tiryaki and a soundtrack in which Bach dominates, contribute to create this atmosphere of melancholy. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 4, 2019
For the patient viewer it's a visually stunning film filled with both comical and magical moments.
June 3, 2019
Ceylan is a virtuoso director of actors and he knows how to impress his stories with an unequivocally Chejovian spirit. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 31, 2019
The road to adulthood, according to Ceylan, is a winding road and not without difficulty. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 31, 2019
Ceylan does not cede to the temptations of having a crowd-pleasing film and delivers an endearing film. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 30, 2019
Beautifully composed, with music that adds ambience, and with acting so convincing it feels like a documentary, The Wild Pear Tree is a remarkable film.
May 30, 2019
The return to [one's hometown] is a frequent starting point of innumerable stories, but in The Wild Pear Tree [Turkish director] Nuri Bilge Ceylan explores it with remarkable mastery. [Full review in Spanish]
May 14, 2019
We thus have a film of reflections, of characters that look at us for us to see them, of conversations well woven in the visual, solid, robust in their locations. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 12, 2019
True to the style of Nuri Bilge Ceylan, The Wild Pear Tree is a discursive setting with philosophical-existentialist intentions. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 10, 2019
"The Wild Pear Tree" wends its patient, intelligent way toward a rapprochement between the generations, an acceptance of the past and the land, and a weary wising-up of its central figure.
March 21, 2019
Recalling the metaphorical lyricism of Ceylan's early films, this is a rare moment where the director trusts ambience over prose.
March 14, 2019
...Ceylan allows his character's search for artistic meaning, truth, purpose and inspiration to double as a personal existential opus, in which he uses garrulous dialogue to interrogate the absurdity of life, and probe its Big Questions.
March 7, 2019
The Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan has finally made a masterpiece.
March 6, 2019
while much of "The Wild Pear Tree" revolves around the written word and oral debate, Ceylan's masterful eye, especially for landscapes, ensures his latest is yet another luxuriating, cinematic soak.
March 6, 2019
An intimate, poetic and thought-provoking journey of self-discovery into adulthood. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 28, 2019
The progression of the conversations goes a long way in making Wild Pear Tree feel like an epic; the accumulation of ideas feels downright monumental.
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