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The Wild Pear Tree

March 29, 2019 - April 6, 2019

Single Tickets $6     Semester Passes $35     Where Are Films Shown?     Where Can I Park for free on Campus?     WATCH THE TRAILER

Have you ever lived with a writer? Maybe you are one or maybe you’ve found yourself in a novel with another name?

A young, aspiring writer returns home from college to face bittersweet truths in the new film by Turkish filmmaker and former Cannes Film Festival winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan. With poetic dialogue and artful cinematography this film sweeps in majestic strides. Steeped in an atmosphere of existentialist philosophy, much like Bilge Ceylan’s other features, The Wild Pear Tree has one of the most sublime portraits of weather to be seen in film since the Shakespearean landscape in Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood.

188 min | subtitles | 4 Nights Only!


The word visionary has been flogged by the film business to the point of redundancy, but with The Wild Pear Tree, Ceylan reminds us he has earned every letter of it. -The London Telegraph

A gentle, humane, beautifully made and magnificently acted movie: garrulous, humorous and lugubrious in Ceylon’s unmistakable and very engaging style. It’s an unhurried, elegiac address to the idea of childhood and your home town – and how returning to both has a bittersweet savor. -The Guardian

The staggering emotional payoff — a transcendental moment so beautiful in its simplicity that the previous three hours of seriousness appear to melt away — is worth every last minute. -Film Stage

Ceylan delivers what might be his funniest, most politically poignant work yet. It also happens to be achingly personal. -The Village Voice


Friday March 29
American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Debs – 5:30 The Bishop
The Wild Pear Tree – 7pm IU Fine Arts Theater
Museo (Museum) – 7:45 IU Global & International

Saturday, March 30
American Socialist: 4pm IU Fine Arts Theater – Last Chance!
American Animals – 5:15 IU Global & International Theater
The Wild Pear Tree – 6pm IU Fine Arts Theater
Museo (Museum) – 7:45 Global & International Theater

Sun, March 31 @ Bear’s Place
Museo (Museum) 4pm
The Wild Pear Tree 6:45

Saturday, April 6
The Wild Pear Tree – 4pm IU Fine Arts Theater – Last Chance!
The Distant Barking of Dogs – 7:30 IU Fine Arts Theater


March 29, 2019
April 6, 2019
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