KINO Expat: The Wild Pear Tree

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For the expat community KINO regularly screens brand-new non-English arthouse movies with English subtitles. On May 27th we will screen Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Ağacı) with English subtitles. After winning the Palme d’Or in 2014 for Winter Sleep, Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan returns with a coming-of-age odyssey.

Regie: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Cast: Hazar Ergüçlü, Murat Cemcir, Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Ercüment Balakoglu



Land: Frankrijk

Speelduur: 188 minuten

Taal: Turks

Ondertiteling: English


Returning home from college, Sinan (Aydin Dogu Demirkol) must re-enter a difficult family situation with a father who is restless and intransigent, and whose gambling addiction has Sinan’s mother and sister at their wits’ end. He struggles to reorient himself within the family dynamic while trying to come to grips with the next phase of his life. He is planning to become a teacher like his father, but first wants to complete an experimental novel. Sinan’s search for meaning and direction provides the basis for a number of extensive and penetrating conversations that form the emotional and intellectual framework of The Wild Pear Tree.