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The Small Town

by Nuri Bilge CEYLAN


A small town in western Turkey. Four seasons. Three generations of the same family. The children  continue learning – at school, in nature or by exploring their imagination. The adults dwell on their memories, hark back to their shared past but also consider whether or not to leave the town to  fulfil themselves elsewhere. Right from this debut feature, Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Palme d’Or 2014 with Winter Sleep) openly asserts the influence of Anton Chekhov and imposes his self-assured plasticity and melancholy. The finely chiselled scenography of the black-and-white sequence shots capture the sensitive vibrations of Nature’s transformations, echoing the emotions of each age. JL



  • Titre français
  • Original title
  • Titre international
    The Small Town
  • Scénario
    Nuri Bilge CEYLAN, Emine CEYLAN
  • Photo
    Nuri Bilge CEYLAN
  • Montage
    Ayhan ERGÜRSEL, Nuri Bilge CEYLAN
  • Son
    Mustafa BOLUKBASI, Ergun UNAL
  • Musique
    Ali KAYACI
  • Interprétation
    Mehmet Emin TOPRAK, Havva SAGLAM, Cihat BÜTÜN, Fatma CEYLAN, M. Emin CEYLAN, Sercihan ALIOGLU, Semra YILMAZ, Latif ALTINTAS, Muzaffer ÖZDEMIR
  • Production
    NBC Film
  • Producteur délégué
    Nuri Bilge CEYLAN
  • Producteur exécutif
    Sadik INCESU
  • Distribution
    Pyramide Films :
  • Sous-titrage
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