World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Director_Once_UponBiography
Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Istanbul, 1959) is seen as one of the big names of European cinema. With his oeuvre (in total seven titles) he has won dozens of industry awards at international film festivals. Only after studying electrical engineering and going through military service did he decide to become a filmmaker. He started studying film at Mimar Sinan University, but never graduated. In 1993 he began filming Koza, his first short film made with minimal resources, four years later Kasaba followed, his first full-length feature film. His international breakthrough came with the award-winning Uzak (2002). His latest film, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2010) won the Grand Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Filmography
Features
2010 Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Bir zamanlar
Anadoluda)
2008 Three Monkeys ( maymun)
2006 Iklimler
2002 Uzak
1999 Mayis sikintisi
1997 Kasaba

Shorts
1995 Koza