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Must watch for a cinephile. Masterclass of the moment to moment build-up of the character. An ambitious protagonist stuck in small-town, exploring what he wants with his life. Importance of understanding your roots and where your heart is. A beautiful depiction of the Turkish countryside, interesting conversations about religion and literature. This film could be tedious to watch as its pretty heavy in dialogues. But once you overcome the barrier of the subtitles, it will take you on its hypnotic ride.
Oh man that's a lot of talking. Some real insight though.
Movie can not focus to main subject
A deep and moving film
It's always nice to peep Nuri Bilge Ceylan flicks. You know they are long, you know they look beautiful and you know they are driven by realisticness and poetry.
This films comes in hard on the clock with three hours and eight minutes, so you have to hold the entire evening open and be mentally prepaired. If so, this might hit you quite hard.
A young writer comes home to his hometown after graduating. He tries to publish his book, naturally not an easy thing for people without fonds or a name out yet. At the same time we can tell there's some trouble going on at his folks place.
The father of the family own money to many people. He earn OK by his primary teacher job, but he spends it betting on horses, lying to his family. He also shines up a place further up in the mountains with his dad, digging a well that no one believes will get down to water.
Put in a sister, half friends and the characters are drawn. What drives the film is the superb acting along with the great presentation of the main character. The way he picks up after his father and tries to figure out his head and future.
This is, naturally, a film that looks wonderful. The seasoning colors, the forces of nature, the animals and the sounds around here is brilliant. The varied camera with trackshots, panaoramas, closeups and the more alternative ones makes it interesting from start to finish. Three hours plus seem way too long, but this master of storytelling make shure you never get bored. It develops from secret and unknown until solutions and then moves on to new sub plots you never thought of - still they fit perfectly.
It does not bring much to this man's catalog in a way. It's the same recipe, technically and when it comes to the matter of presentation. Still, it works so perfectly fine and it stands strong on just the story - something that is just a part of the pillars here, really.
With this piece NBC proves that his name is still one of the most important ones when it comes to world cinema. It's not any better than his three or four latest pieces, but it's just as good, and still a much needed variation of film as an artform.
8.5 out of 10 teas.
best movie in turkey, ever.
Another challenging three hours film from Ceylan, and yet another win. "The Wild Pear Tree" is very dense and I had to stop here and there to take a breath and reset my brain, so yes, not the easiest of the watch, but just like the previous films, at the end you will find yourself thinking and reflecting on what went on, and that is always a great thing in this craft.
Nuri Bilge Ceylan's most differentiated film. The story of three generations with son, father and grandfather. Humor, philosophy, character development, great cinematography, acting and story. The selection of the players is interesting and brave, adding a lot to filming. Only Nuri Bilge Ceylan could do this as a great master! Unlike the other films of the director, the dialogue in this film is at the forefront and the diversity, naturalness and depth of the dialogues are impressive. Thank you Ceylan for offering us such great movies!
Masterpiece! The best of Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
An exceptionally good film. Arguably Ceylan's best yet.