Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s films continue to make a name for themselves with the awards they receive. The director, who succeeded in success with his films, was born in 1959 in Istanbul. He graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. After his military service in Ankara Mamak, he decides that he wants to continue his life as a director. Then he studied cinema at Mimar Sinan University.
Ceylan, who shot her first short film in 1995, then started to shoot feature films. We have compiled for you the films of Nuri Bilge Ceylan, who represent our country at international festivals, and the awards they have received:
1) Cocoon (1995) | IMDb: 6.8
Cast: Emin Ceylan, Fatma Ceylan, Turgut Toprak
Koza is Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s first short feature film after he was released in the cinema. Ceylan, a photographer, uses all his knowledge in this film. The visual choices are also the product of this accumulation. It includes amateur actors in the film.
2) Town (1997) | IMDb: 7.0
Actors: Mehmet Emin Toprak, Havva Sağlam, Cihat Tüm
The film, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998, is shot in negative format. The film, which is about an Anatolian town in the 1970s, features the story of three generations. The life of the family, which lives in harmony with nature, is transferred to the audience through the eyes of their children.
Nuri Bilge Ceylan received the Caligari Award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1998 and the Fipresci Award at the 17th International Istanbul Film Festival with the movie Town.
3) May Trouble (1999) | IMDb: 7.4
Cast: Emin Ceylan, Muzaffer Özdemir, Fatma Ceylan
The film takes place in the town of Yenice, Çanakkale. Muzaffer returns to the town where he spent his childhood and wants to shoot a movie here. The player calls but then chooses to play his mother and father. The father, who accepts his son’s request, tries to protect his field, which the state is trying to seize, while working on the film. Nuri Bilge Ceylan, this movie is dedicated to Anton Chekhov.
Nuri Bilge Ceylan was deemed worthy of the following awards for his movie May Trouble:
- 21st Siyad Turkish Cinema Awards – Best Director Award
- 36th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival – Best Director Award
- 36th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival – Dr. Avni Tolunay Special Award
- 2000 International Istanbul Film Festival – Golden Tulip
- 19th International Istanbul Film Festival – Best Turkish Film
- 19th International Istanbul Film Festival – Fibresci Award
4) Far (2002) | IMDb: 7.6
Cast: Muzaffer Özdemir, Mehmet Emin Toprak, Zuhal Gencer
Mahmut is a man who lives in Istanbul and dreams of going far away. Yusuf is a young man who came to Istanbul to realize his dreams. The story of two relatives is told. Mahmur does not welcome Yusuf’s arrival at all.
Nuri Bilge Ceylan was awarded the Grand Prize at Cannes, the 2000 Golden Orange Best Screenplay Award and the Golden Orange Best Director Award with his film “Distant”.
5) Climates (2006) | IMDb: 7.1
Cast: Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Nazan Kesal
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, who is in the director’s chair, meets the audience this time as an actor. Spirits have climates that change without waiting for the turn of the seasons. Jesus and Bahar have different climates and have difficulty sharing the same happiness.
Nuri Bilge Ceylan is at the 43rd anniversary with the film Climates. He was awarded the Best Director Award at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival and the Fipresci Award at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
6) Three Monkeys (2008) | IMDb: 7.3
Cast: Yavuz Bingol, Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Hatice Aslan
Servet becomes a candidate from the opposition party in the upcoming general elections. Servet, an important businessman, has a traffic accident on a deserted road. This accident results in death. His driver, who is not in the car, gives money to Eyüp and asks him to lie. Eyüp goes to jail instead of Servet. In this process, Servet begins to be with Eyüp’s wife and events become even more complicated.
In 2008, Nuri Bilge Ceylan was awarded the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival with the movie Three Monkeys.
7) Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011) | IMDb: 7.9
Cast: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel
When it comes to Nuri Bilge Ceylan movies, the first movie that comes to mind is Once Upon a Time in Anatolia. The successful director is about a murder this time. The audience watches 12 tense hours of a doctor and the prosecutor opposite him. In the movie, in which Ercan Kesal is also in the cast, the troubled world of the country meets the big screen.
The movie Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, which was highly appreciated by the audience, was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011.
8) Hibernation (2014) | IMDb: 8.1
Cast: Haluk Bilginer , Demet Akbağ, Melisa Sözen
After retiring, the theater actor Aydın starts to run the hotel in Cappadocia, which he inherited from his father. While running the hotel, he began to occasionally write for the local newspaper. He tries to make time for his book on theater history, which he intends to write. His young wife Nihal and his sister Necla also come to Cappadocia with Aydın. There is a strange coldness between Nihal and Aydın. Necla has just divorced her husband. Very heavy snowfall in winter traps them in a way. Aydın is the person most affected by this situation.
Winter Sleep returned with the Palme d’Or from the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
9) Pear Tree (2018) | IMDb: 8.1
Cast: Doğu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yıldırımlar
Ahlat Tree is Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s latest film. Sinan, a young man who is interested in literature, dreams of becoming a writer. After graduating from university, he returns to his hometown Çan. He tries to find a source to publish the book he wrote. Although he works hard, the gambler cannot use the money he earned from his father’s past debts for his book. He thinks his father stole his money and earns money by selling his beloved dog. Then he leaves the village to do his compulsory military service. When he returns to the village, he sees the situation as changed.
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