Ebru Ceylan was born in Ankara, Turkey, 1976. After graduating from the film and TV department of Marmara University, Istanbul, she achieved her master’s degree at the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts. Her first short film On the Edge (1998) was selected for the Cannes Film Festival. Ceylan was the lead actress in the feature Climates (2006). She was also the art director of Three Monkeys (2008) and co-scriptwriter of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival Palme D’Or winner Winter Sleep (2014).

Accolades

Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Ercan Kesal and Ebru Ceylan
Best Screenplay, 2011

Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Ercan Kesal and Ebru Ceylan

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da)
Best Screenplay, 2011

Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Ercan Kesal and Ebru Ceylan

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da)

Life in a small town is akin to journeying in the middle of the steppes: the sense that “something new and different” will spring up…

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Films

Three Monkeys
2008

Three Monkeys (Us Maymun)

Turkey, France, Italy
2008

Three Monkeys (Us Maymun)

Winner, Achievement in Directing, 2008 A family dislocated when small failings blow up into extravagant lies, battles against the odds to stay together by covering…

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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
2011

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da)

Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2011

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da)

Winner, Achievement in Cinematography, Achievement in Directing, Jury Grand Prize, 2011 Life in a small town is akin to journeying in the middle of the steppes:…

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