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Date & Time
November 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Free; no reservations required
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

The Wild Pear Tree
(Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2018, 188 min, Turkey, in Turkish with English subtitles, Color, DCP)

Sinan is a Turkish boy from the provinces who has just graduated from college and is trying to get his first novel published. He is aptly shown to be in a chrysalis stage between awkward hick (he disparagingly refers to his neighbors as “peasants”) and cultivated writer-about-town. Brash and provocative to the point of insolence, he is also one of cinema’s best-drawn embodiments of the European economic crisis that keeps youth unemployed and their future an out-of-focus question mark.

“His funniest, most politically poignant work yet.”
— Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

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