The Wild Pear Tree


Turkey / Macedonia / France / Germany / Bosnia and Herzegovina / Bulgaria / Sweden / 2018 / Turkish with Spanish and English subtitles / 188

  • Director 

    Nuri Bilge Ceylan

  • Producer: 

    Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan


    Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Akin Aksu, Ebru Ceylan

  • Photography: 

    Gökhan Tiryaki

  • Cast: 

    Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar, Hazar Ergüçlü, Serkan Keskin


  • Mar 7 - 21:00 Cine Colombia (Paseo de la Castellana) 3

  • Mar 9 - 11:15 Cine Colombia (Plaza Bocagrande) 1

  • Mar 11 - 14:45 Cine Colombia (Caribe Plaza) 6


After finishing his studies, Sinan returns to his small town in rural Turkey with the idea of writing a book. Instead of supporting him, his father turns out to be one of his greatest obstacles. The tension of their relationship, which seems to be founded more on mutual reproach and disapproval than on love and understanding, is masterfully sustained by Doğu Demirkol and heightened by a poetic, melancholy photography that underscores the film’s deep, dark emotions. Various encounters, both intellectual and romantic, mark the journey of this young man who likes to write in the shade of a pear tree. The dialogues born of these encounters— which there are plenty of, unlike in the previous films of this award-winning Turkish director—are laden with existential and philosophical angst and sadness, offset with a healthy dose of humor. Society shapes us, culture shapes us, family shapes us and often, loath as we are to admit it, we are more like the people and things we are trying to distance ourselves from. Impeccable, stirring and deeply human.



Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

He started with acting. In all of his early films, Ceylan took on just about every technical role himself: cinematography, sound design, production, editing, writing and direction... His subsequent films were all awarded at Cannes: Iklimler (2006), Üç Maymun (2008) and Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da (2011). Kis Uykusu (2014) won the Palme d'Or as well as the FIPRESCI prize.