The Wild Pear Tree

(Ahlat Agaci) Features
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan 2018 188 Minutes Ages 18+
The Wild Pear Tree Fri 19 Oct
SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:30pm 188mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre

The Wild Pear Tree is the latest strikingly crafted work from Nuri Bilge Ceylan, the Palme d’Or–winning Turkish filmmaker behind Once Upon a Time in Anatolia 2011 and Winter Sleep 2014.

The film follows an aspiring young author who returns to his rural hometown after graduation. As he tries to figure out his place in the world, he must deal with his own fears and ambitions, as well as the long shadow cast by his father’s legacy. Ceylan’s film is filled with his trademark rich imagery, warm humanism, and an endearing current of wry humour — it is another triumph from a filmmaker operating at his peak.


Classification:Ages 18+
Language:Turkish, with English subtitles
Director:Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Producer:Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan
Cast:Aydin Doğu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar, Gazar Ergüçlü
Script:Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Akin Aksu, Ebru Ceylan
Program strand:Features
Rights:Sharmill Film