Nuri Bilge Ceylan
NURI BILGE CEYLAN was born in Istanbul in 1959. He graduated in electrical engineering from Bosporus University and studied film directing at Istanbul's Mimar Sinan University for two years. During and after his studies, he pursued artistic and commercial photography, then entered the world of film and made his short film 1995 called Cocoon. With his debut feature film Small Town (Kasaba, 1998) and the film Clouds of May (Mayıs Sıkıntısı, 1998), he has won numerous awards around the world. His second feature film Climates (İklimler, 2006) was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes in 2006. Distant (Uzak), his third film, won the Grand Jury Award and Best Actor Award at the Cannes Festival in 2003. He won the Golden Palm for Best Director for the movie Three Monkeys (Üç Maymun) in 2008. Movies Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and Winter Sleep (2014 Won the Golden Palm) are his most daring projects, given the highly demanding scenarios that he has successfully translated into motion pictures. The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Ağacı) is his last feature film.