Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Writers: Nuri Bilge Ceylan and wife/actress/producer Ebru Ceylan
Producers: Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan (has been Ceylan’s producer since Climates).
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Haluk Bilginer (The Reluctant Fundamentalist), Demet Akbag, Melisa Sözen
There was a time when Kar-Wai, Ki Duk, Almodovar could do no wrong. And while they’ve had recent bumps in the road, apart from Haneke the filmmaker personality who has landed number one on our 2014 list has been solid for more than a decade. Since he preemed his third film 2002’s Distant in Cannes, he has been batting near a thousand with Climates, Three Monkeys and arguably one of the best films of 2011 in Once Upon A Time in Anatolia. Nuri Bilge Ceylan might follow up his masterwork set in the sprawling hills with what looks like a portrait in a more unforgiving terrain. Production lasted four weeks and began exactly one year to the date.
Gist: This is a drama set in the unique backdrop of Cappadocia, Turkey.
Release Date: This will be a Cannes Film Festival Main Competition showing.