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Wild Pear Tree



Original title:
Ahlat Agaci
Slovenian title:
Divja hruška

Country, year:
Turkey, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina , Germany, F, 2018

Directed by:
Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Akin Aksu, Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Gökhan Tiryaki
English, slovenian
Voting code:
Dogu Demirkol (Sinan Karasu), Murat Cemcir (Idris Karasu), Bennu Yildirimlar (Asuman Karasu), Hazar Ergüçlü (Hatice), Serkan Keskin (Sulejman), Tamer Levent (Recep), Öner Erkan (Imam Nazmi), Ahmet Rifat Sungar (Ali Riza), Akin Aksu (Imam Veysel), Kubilay Tunçer (Ilhami), Ercüment Balakoglu (Ramazan), Kadir Çermik (župan Adnan)
Cannes 2018, Sydney 2018, Melbourne 2018

Thu, 8.11.2018 11:00 Kinodvor Cinema
Sun, 11.11.2018 14:45 Linhart Hall
Tue, 13.11.2018 21:15 Kino Komuna

Deli povezavo
An intricate tapestry of social relations in rural Turkey, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's latest offering focuses on young people torn between idealistic pursuit of dreams and painful resignation to fate.

Sinan, an ambitious graduate and would-be writer comes back to his rural village with a diploma but no job. Now he has to decide whether to take the exams to be a teacher like his old man. Lack of money drives him back home, to a family being destroyed by his father Idris' gambling habit. The respect they once enjoyed in the village has eroded to finger-pointing and open demands for the repayment of loans. He senses defeat and disappointment with life in some of those local friends and family he has left behind - or is it that he has projected on to them his own dread of a failure yet to come.

"This film attempts to tell the story of a young man who senses with a feeling of guilt that he is different in a way that he cannot come to accept, that he is being dragged towards a destiny that he cannot embrace, as well as the rich mosaic of people surrounding him, without favouring or being unfair to anybody. As the saying goes, 'what a father keeps hidden is revealed in the son'. One cannot help but inherit certain traits from one's father: weaknesses, habits, tics, among other things. The film tells the story of a boy being inevitably dragged into the same destiny as his father, in a plot loaded with painful experiences." (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
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