Born in 1959, Ercan Kesal worked as a doctor in Istanbul. He began his cinema career as an actor starring in Distant (2003), Three Monkeys (2008) and Once Upon A Time in Anatolia (2011). He also appeared in Vavien (2009), Hair (2011) and Küf (2012).

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

Dot
2008

Dot (Nokta)

Turkey
2008

Dot (Nokta)

The film Dot shows a man who is being hunted by a crime from the past and who tries to redeem himself for his fault.

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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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