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Nuri Bilge Ceylan

by InRO Staff Festival Coverage Film

Toronto International Film Festival 2018 – Dispatch 1

September 7, 2018
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This year’s Toronto International Film Festival, it has to be said, looks as if it may be one of the strongest slates since our site first started covering the fest, a full 10 years ago. There are a number of reasons why this could be: As with many of the fall fests, TIFF’s programming draws in part on films from the earlier part of the year, and notably from an exemplary 2018 Cannes Film Festival line-up. This year also feels like something…

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Winter Sleep | Nuri Bilge Ceylan

December 19, 2014
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Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep opens on the smoldering aftermath of a brushfire, gray smoke rising off the charred earth as the wind blows and birds coo in the background. It’s a serene and beautiful image, and knowing Ceylan, one expects it to linger a while, considering his obsession with long, static takes. But after a few seconds, before we’ve really had a chance to ponder what he’s showing us, he cuts to a different image, a wide shot of…

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by Kenji Fujishima Festival Coverage Film

Toronto International Film Festival 2014 – Dispatch 1

September 9, 2014

Another year, another insanely packed Toronto International Film Festival. While there are certainly titles premiering at TIFF this year that interest me, my festival experience so far has mostly been spent catching up with titles that played at Cannes, which, sadly, I was unable to attend this year for boring personal reasons. In fact, the first film I saw at TIFF was this year’s Palme winner……

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