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NURI BILGE CEYLAN (Turkish pronunciation: , born 26 January 1959) is a Turkish film director , photographer , screenwriter and actor .

He won the Palme d\'Or , the highest prize at the Cannes Film Festival , in 2014. He is married to filmmaker, photographer, and actress Ebru Ceylan , with whom he co-starred in Climates (2006).

CONTENTS

* 1 Early life * 2 Style and themes * 3 Filmography * 4 Accolades * 5 References * 6 External links

EARLY LIFE

Ceylan's love of photography started at the age of 15. While studying at Boğaziçi University
Boğaziçi University
in Istanbul
Istanbul
, he participated in cinema and photography clubs and he took passport-style photos to make pocket money. After graduating from university with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering , he went to London
London
and Kathmandu
Kathmandu
, Nepal
Nepal
, to decide what to do in life. Then he went back to Ankara
Ankara
, Turkey, to do military service . When he was in the army, he discovered that cinema would give shape to his life.

STYLE AND THEMES

Ceylan's films deal with the estrangement of the individual, existentialism , the monotony of human lives, and the details of everyday life. He uses static shots and long takes , usually in natural settings, as well as play with sound, including the use of menacing silences. He is known for filming his protagonist from behind, which, in his view, leaves the audiences to speculate on the brooding emotions of characters whose faces are obscured. Until Climates, Ceylan's films are made on low budgets, with casts generally consisting of amateur actors, most of whom are family members (such as his mother and father).

Ceylan named his ten favorite films in the 2012 Sight & Sound Greatest Films Poll: Andrei Rublev (1966), Au Hasard Balthazar
Au Hasard Balthazar
(1966), L\'Avventura (1960), L\'Eclisse (1962), Late Spring (1949), A Man Escaped (1956), The Mirror (1975), Scenes from a Marriage (1973), Shame (1968), and Tokyo Story (1953).

FILMOGRAPHY

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