The Wild Pear Tree


The Main 4 Mon, Apr 8, 2019 7:30 PM
The Main 4 Sat, Apr 20, 2019 9:00 AM
The Main 5 Mon, Apr 22, 2019 7:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Ahlat Agaci
Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Culture & Society
Family Drama
Oscar Submission
Release Year:2018
Runtime:188 min
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Cinema Guild
Director:Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Producer:Zeynep Özbatur AtakanN
Cinematographer:Gökhan Tiryaki
Screenwriter:Akin Aksu
Ebru Ceylan
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Editor:Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Principal Cast:Aydin Dogu Demirkol
Murat Cemcir
Bennu Yildirimlar
Hazar Ergüçlü
Serkan Keskin
Tamer Levent
Akin Aksu
Öner Erkan
Ahmet Rifat Sungar
Filmography:Small Town (1997)
Clouds of May (1999)
Distant (2002)
Climates (2006)
Three Monkeys (2008)
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
Winter Sleep (2014)


Award-winning filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s film _The Wild Pear Tree_ tackles growing up, broken dreams, and the responsibilities shared between family, through the eyes of a graduate student returning to his childhood home. Sinan (Aydin Dogu Demirkol) has long held dreams of becoming a writer, and while he may be returning to his hometown with a degree, the reality of achieving his aspirations is slowly becoming a distant one. Although Sinan had planned on coming home to save up the money to publish his first novel, he soon finds himself caught up in the mire of his father’s gambling debts and the insidious drama of his hometown. As father and son grapple with their own lost dreams, and their responsibilities to each other, Sinan becomes a product of his own cascading cynicism. Ceylan delivers yet another leisurely and unconventional character study that feeds on futility with singular compassion and humor.

Director Biography

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Nuri Bilge Ceylan was born in 1959 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a renowned director, photographer, writer and actor, and his films have earned numerous accolades, including the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival (for his film Winter Sleep in 2014).


"Cemcir's performance, suffused with a kind of wily, defiant grace, has an emotional depth that makes this movie's spirit not just heavy and somber, but also curiously forgiving." - Los Angeles Times