Nuri Bilge Ceylan is Turkey’s most internationally renowned contemporary director. For his first three features, known as the ‘provincial trilogy’, Kasaba (1997), Clouds of May (1999) and Uzak (2002), Ceylan took on almost all key technical roles: cinematography, sound design, production, editing, writing and direction. Uzak became the most awarded film in the history of Turkish cinema and made Ceylan an internationally recognised director. His subsequent four films were all Cannes Film Festival official competition award winners: Climates (2006) FIPRESCI Critic’s prize, Three Monkeys (2008) Best Director, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011) Grand Jury Prize and Winter Sleep which won the 2014 Palme d’Or and FIPRESCI prize. Ceylan has won three APSAs for Achievement in Directing for Three Monkeys (2008), Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011) and Winter Sleep (2014).

Accolades

Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Achievement in Directing, 2011

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da)
Achievement in Directing, 2011

Nuri Bilge 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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Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Achievement in Directing, 2014

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Winter Sleep (Kiş Uykusu)
Achievement in Directing, 2014

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Winter Sleep (Kiş Uykusu)

Nuri Bilge Ceylan is Turkey’s most internationally renowned contemporary director. His first short film Koza (1995) was the first Turkish short selected for competition at…

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Films

Three Monkeys
2008

Three Monkeys (Us Maymun)

Turkey, France, Italy
2008

Three Monkeys (Us Maymun)

A family dislocated when small failings blow up into extravagant lies, battles against the odds to stay together by covering up the truth. In order…

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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)

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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Winter Sleep
2014

Winter Sleep (Kiş Uykusu)

Turkey, France, Germany
2014

Winter Sleep (Kiş Uykusu)

Set in remote Cappadocia, Central Anatolia, Winter Sleep focuses on a half-empty small village in the wintry off-season. The film follows a local celebrity, Aydin,…

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