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Encyclopedia > Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Nuri Bilge Ceylan is a Turkish director. Born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1959. After graduating from Bogazici University with a BSc degree on Electrical Engineering, he went on with his studies on cinema for two years. His first short film Koza (Coccoon) was screened in the Cannes Film Festival in 1995. He received many awards with his debut feature Kasaba (Small Town). His third feature Uzak (Distant) received many awards including the Grand Jury Prize and the Best Actor Prize at Cannes, and was praised internationally. Shows the Location of the Province İstanbul Istanbul (Turkish: İstanbul; a contraction of Greek εις την πολιν into the city, the former Constantinople, Κωνσταντινούπολις) is the largest city in Turkey, and arguably the most important. ... Being located at the European Side of the Bosphorus, Istanbul, Bogazici University is one of the most prominent educational institutions in Turkey. ... The Palais des Festivals in which the festival takes place. ...

Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Nuri Bilge Ceylan

He usually deals with the estrangement of the individual, natural existentialism, monotonous real human lives and fundamental details of life. Having started his career as a photographer, Ceylan makes minimalist movies with an extremely low budget. His cast generally consists of amateur actors, most of which are his family members, including his mother and father. Most critiques link the strikingly natural atmosphere in his movies with this selection of actors. More specifically, the characters in Ceylan's movies appear to be people from our everyday life and the audience can form a warm and friendly relationship with the actors, which appears to be a much more difficult task for professional actors. Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan. ... Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan. ...


  • Koza (Coccoon) (1995)
  • Kasaba (Small Town) (1998)
  • Mayıs Sıkıntısı (Clouds of May) (2000)
  • Uzak (Distant) (2002)

External links

Official website

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filmjourney.org : Nuri Bilge Ceylan (1032 words)
Ceylan begins with a short film, revisits its location and, possibly, characters in his second film, and references the shooting in his third film.
Ceylan's quiet observation of the children's behaviors as they ostensibly recite their studies is masterful.
Ceylan is clearly part of the Bazin-Tarkovsky-Kiarostami aesthetic tradition, emphasizing everyday observation of people and nature in ways that challenge the viewer to ask immersive philosophical questions about the human condition.
FIPRESCI - Grand Prix 2003 - Nuri Bilge Ceylan (354 words)
Nuri Bilge Ceylan (born in Istanbul, 1959) was brought up in the country.
Nuri Bilge Ceylan is a unique director in the general panorama of the Turkish cinema.
His is an essentially documentary style, but shaped and refined with long shots, careful camera movements and a precious editing which allow the young filmmaker to recreate life as he sees it in every new film.
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