The Wild Pear Tree

 

January 30 - February 12, 2019

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Famed Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan (ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA) has made a leisurely, expansive, often humorous movie, essentially about a dysfunctional father-son relationship, that posits conflicting personalities against one another: a sybaritic father and his earnest son, a struggling young writer and a popular middle-aged novelist, a literary wanna-be and a would-be corporate patron, two religious figures who parse fate and causality, myth and reality – in what amounts to “a mesmerizing verbal fugue” (Jay Weissberg, Variety). These alternatingly funny and poignant engagements are set within a dream-like world of lush natural settings and disturbing encounters (a vampire-like kiss) and images (a sleeping infant, its face covered with ants).

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