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The Wild Pear Tree

Dir: Nuri Bilge Ceylan , 2018, Turkey-France-Germany, 188 mins,

Sun 13 January 2019 // 14:30

Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)

Sinan returns from his college to his parents' home in a rural Turkish town. While there, he hopes to complete a book of essays and short stories. But concerns over the state of his family – particularly his gambling addict father – and his future leave him wandering the landscape, gripped by his fears. From this simple premise, Ceylan weaves a spellbinding tale that takes a scalpel to the complexities of human affairs.

★★★★★ "Hypnotic and beautiful" - Nigel Andrews, Financial Times

★★★★★ "A lyrical, tremendously acted drama of prodigal fathers and sons” - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

★★★★★ "A gentle, humane, beautifully made and magnificently acted movie” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian