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Best Screenplay

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Turkey/Bosnia and Herzegovina


Nuri Bilge Ceylan


Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ercan Kesal and Ebru Ceylan



Life in a small town is akin to journeying in the middle of the steppes: the sense that “something new and different” will spring up behind every hill, but always unerringly similar, tapering, vanishing or lingering monotonous roads…

About Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Nuri Bilge Ceylan was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1959.

After graduating as an engineer from Bosphorus University, Istanbul, he studied filmmaking for two years at Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul. His credits include: Les Climats (2006) Uzak (2003) and Mayis Sikintisi (Clouds of May) (1999)

About Ercan Kesal

Born in 1959, Ercan Kesal works as a doctor in İstanbul. He began cinema career as an actor at Distant (2003). He was both writer and actor at Three Monkeys (2008) and Once Upon A Time In Anatolia (2011). Beside Nuri Bilge Ceylan films, he took place as an actor at Vavien (2009), Hair (2011) and Küf (2012).

About Ebru Ceylan

Ebru Ceylan was born in Ankara, Turkey, 1976.

She started photography in 1992 at AFSAD and she participated several group exhibitions and won several awards.

After graduating from Film and TV Department of Marmara University, Istanbul, she studied for her master’s degree at Film Making Department of Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul.

Her first short film “Kıyıda” (On the edge) had been officially selected to Cannes Competition in 1998.

She also acted as the lead actress in the feature film “Climates” by Nuri Bilge Ceylan. She is also the art director, story writer and co-script writer of the Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s fifth film, “Three Monkeys”. And she is the co-scriptwriter of Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s last movie “Once Upon A Time in Anatolia” as well.

She is going on making films and photographs.

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