Three Monkeys

Three Monkeys which brought Nuri Bilge Ceylan the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival, stands out as the filmmaker's most mature work to date. Portraying the inner conflicts of a family of three through a process of grim soul-searching, the feature is a showcase of Ceylan's finesse as a filmmaker, of his masterful use of audiovisual elements. Here is a production that offers the kind of audiovisual satisfaction that is almost always elusive in Turkish cinema, offers it from the opening from to the very last moment and achieves a sense of wholeness that we watch Yavuz Bingöl, Hatice Aslan and Ahmet Rıfat Şungar respectively, are conveyed seamlessly. Indeed, with its concentretion on close-ups, Three Monkeys allows the actors to make use of facial expressions in their performance. This is a piece of cinema that, with its story of guilt and many other human sensibilities, hits a raw nerve with audiences. It could be said with ease, in fact, that Three Monkeys confirms Nuri Bilge Ceylan as one of the world's leading directors. After a near-perfect film such as this, the filmmaker's next step is awaited with much anticipation.
France Italy Turkey

Ebru Ceylan
Ercan Kesal
Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Gökhan Tiryaki

Ayhan Ergürsel
Bora Goksingol
Nur Bilge Ceylan

Zeynep Ozbatur

Ahmet Rifat Sungar
Cafer Kose
Ercan Kesal
Hatice Aslan
Yavuz Bingol

Best Director Cannes
Best Director Osian-Cinefon
Best Movie Haifa
Best Special Effects SIYAD Award Antalya
Special Award for Cinematography Manaki Brothers

14th Festival on Wheels