The Wild Pear Tree

188 Min • NR


Lark Theater Fri, Mar 15, 2019 10:10 AM
Lark Theater Sun, Mar 17, 2019 7:20 PM
Lark Theater Mon, Mar 18, 2019 4:00 PM
Lark Theater Tue, Mar 19, 2019 12:30 PM
Lark Theater Thu, Mar 21, 2019 5:15 PM
Lark Theater Sun, Mar 24, 2019 8:30 PM
Lark Theater Tue, Mar 26, 2019 2:40 PM
Lark Theater Thu, Mar 28, 2019 10:10 AM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2019
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Cast:Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar, Hazar Ergüclü


Sinan (Aydin Dogu Demirkol), an aspiring writer, returns home after university hoping to scrape together enough money to publish his first novel. He wanders the town encountering old flames and obstinate gatekeepers and finds his youthful ambition increasingly at odds with the deferred dreams of his gambling-addict father (Murat Cemcir). As his own fantasies mingle with reality, Sinan grapples with the people and the place that have made him who he is.

Following in the great tradition of family dramas like Death of a Salesman and Long Day’s Journey Into Night, The Wild Pear Tree weaves an evocative tale of creative struggle and familial responsibility with inspired performances, sumptuous imagery and surprising bursts of humor. It’s one of Ceylan’s most personal works to date, a film as rich, layered and uncompromising as the novel its headstrong hero is working to publish.

"The progression of the conversations goes a long way in making Wild Pear Tree feel like an epic; the accumulation of ideas feels downright monumental."
-Chicago Reader

"I can't wait to see it again."
-Chicago Tribune