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with all my respect to Nuri Bilge Ceylan


Nuri Bilge Ceylan (born 1959 in Istanbul) is a Turkish photographer and film director.

His third feature Uzak (Distant) received many awards including the Grand Jury Prize and the Best Actor Prize at Cannes, and was praised internationally.

Ceylan 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.


Nuri Bilge Ceylan (d. 1959, İstanbul) Türk yönetmen, senarist ve fotoğraf sanatçısı.

56. Cannes Film Festivali’nde yarışan ve favori filmler arasında gösterilen Nuri Bilge Ceylan’ın 2002 yapımlı dram filmi Uzak, Altın Palmiye’den sonra festivalin ikinci önemli ödülü olan ‘Büyük Jüri Ödülü’nü (‘Grand Prix’) aldı.


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Taken on March 19, 2007