THE WILD PEAR TREE – Review by Diane Carson

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s The Wild Pear Treeis a character immersion study over three full hours. The man under scrutiny is twenty-something Sinan Karasu who has returned to his small Turkish hometown Çan after completing college. The self-satisfied, calmly egotistical Sinan engages in extended exchanges with his father, his mother, grandmother, grandfather, a previous girlfriend, a local author, a government official, and an imam—all expressing striking observations.

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