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Director:  Nuri Bigle Ceylan
Cinematography:  Gokhan Tiryaki
Screenplay:  Ebru Ceylan, Ercan Kesal and Nuri Bigle Ceylan
Producer:  Zeynep Ozbatur
Editor(s):  Ayhan Ergursel, Bora Goksingol and Nuri Bigle Ceylan
Producers:  Masa Sawada and Michiko Yoshitake
Cast:  Yavuz Bingol , Hatice Aslan , Ahmet Rufat Sungar , Ercan Kesal
Production:  Zeynofilm/NBC Film/Pyramide Prods./BIM Distribuzione
International distribution:  Pyramide International
Pandora’s Box
Three Monkeys
Three Monkeys
Three Monkeys
Three Monkeys
Turkey-France-Italy , 2008, 109 min, color
Awards:  Cannes 2008 - "Best director"

A politician’s personal driver, Eyup, takes the blame for his boss’s traffic accident and goes to jail in his place. His wife, Hacer, is left alone with their adolescent son Ismail. In order to get the boy the money he needs for the car, he’s been dreaming of, she goes to the politicians for help. But she ends up getting more involved with him than she would have wanted. Like the three famous wise monkeys, the three members of the family “see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil”. The crisis that leads the family into long estrangement and penury results in tragedy. This minimalist family drama is filmed in a polished visual style, with carefully lit shots creating wildly beautiful sets. Full of shadows, hopelessness and darkness, most of the story unfolds under the surface. The protagonists appear passive, enveloped in a veil of pride that keeps them from getting close to one another.

Nuri Bigle Ceylan
Turkish director born in 1959 in Istanbul. He graduated from the Engineering Department of Bosphorus University and then studied filmmaking at Mimar Sinan UJniversity, Istanbul. His short film Cocoon was followed by three feature-length works that constituted his “quest trilogy” – Small Town, Clouds of May and Distant. Small Town was screened at festivals around the world and won numerous awards. Distant won many national and international awards, including the Grand Jury Prize and the Best Actor Award at the Cannes IFF. In 2006 he made Climates, which won the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes IFF 2006. Ceylan’s Distant took the Best Director Award at Cannes IFF 2008.
1995  Koza – short
1998  Kasaba
1999  Mayis sikintisi
2003  Distant
2006  Iklimler
2008  Three Monkeys
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