"The Turkish director’s unhurried, magnificently acted film follows a bumptious young writer who returns home to face bittersweet truths. " - - The Guardian
The Wild Pear Tree is a gentle, humane, beautifully made and magnificently acted movie from the Turkish film-maker and former Palme winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan: garrulous, humorous and lugubrious in his unmistakable and very engaging style.
The film competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, but was the closing film of the festival.
“Am I allowed to say that Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s The Wild Pear Tree is a masterpiece and the best film in Cannes?” –David Jenkins, Little White Lies
“Another visually rich chamber piece from Nuri Bilge Ceylan that builds elaborate rhetorical set pieces of astonishing density.”–Jay Weissberg, Variety