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Detmold 2007




2001 / 110’ / 35mm / Color / Turkey

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Screenplay: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Cinematography: Nuri Bilge Ceylan   
Art Director: Ebru Yapıcı
Music: Mozart (K. 364)
Editing: Ayhan Ergürsel-Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Cast: Muzaffer Özdemir, M. Emin Toprak, Zuhal Gencer Erkaya, Nazan Kırılmış, Ebru Yapıcı, Feridun Koç, Fatma Ceylan
/Producer: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Production Company: NBC Ajans
World Sales: NBC Ajans, Phone: +90 212 249 69 62, Fax:+90 212 293 10 08

39th Antalya Golden Orange FF National Competition;  Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor

 A photographer who is haunted by the feeling that the gap between his life and his dreams are rapidly widening finds himself obliged to put up in his apartment a young relative who has left behind his village looking for a job aboard a ship in İstanbul in order to go abroad. The film offers a powerful visual narrative of man's individual and social isolation and anxiety, and the psychological crisis he suffers upon intrusions into his life.



Born in İstanbul in 1959, Nuri Bilge Ceylan garduated from Bosphorous University, Department of Electrical Engineering. Later he studied cinema for two years at Mimar Sinan University. In 1995, he directed his first short film Cocoon, which was then followed by Town in 1997, and Clouds of May  in 1999.









Nuri Bilge