The Wild Pear Tree (ctba)
Turkey/2018/183mins/TBC Dir: Nuri Bilge Ceylan With: Aydın Doğu Demirkol, Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar
An ambitious young graduate and aspiring writer comes back to his rural village and finds himself confronted with ambiguous feelings towards his hometown and family there after big city life. A philosophical musing on the leaps away from adolescence we take in our 20s and the meaning of family in the modern world when so many of us grow away from our families. The humane and poignant story that Ceylan creates is belied by the stripe of humour within the film.