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Nuri Bilge Ceylan
2006 | 101 min | Colour | 35mm
Turkish with English subtitles

“A master of widescreen composition, Ceylan smoothly conjugates vast, craggy landscapes and all-too-intimate domestic interiors in this study of a toxic but stubbornly persistent relationship. Ceylan and his wife, Ebru Ceylan, offer unsparing portrayals of the central couple, a desiccated, massively self-involved Istanbul academic and his possessively romantic partner, an art director for a turgid television series. Ceylan employs extended silences and achingly empty spaces to evoke the contradictory feelings that bind the pair in a permanent dance of rupture and reunion.” – MOMA

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