The Wild Pear Tree
A gentle, humane, beautifully made and magnificently acted movie.
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
188 Mins / 2018 / Turkey / Subtitles
Sinan returns from his studies in the city to his parents' home in a small rural town. He hopes to publish a book of essays and short stories but his teacher father Idris is an addictive gambler, so much so that his mother and sister have become reluctantly accustomed to making do without food or electricity. So Sinan, with his writing dreams, worrying that we will be reduced, after army service, to teaching in the remote East, wanders around town, visiting his grandparents, encountering old friends, all the while looking for funding for his book.
“A gentle, humane, beautifully made and magnificently acted movie” – The Guardian.
Thursday 11am screenings: all seats just £5, including a free cuppa with your ticket.
Thursday night specials: Dinner and a film
Enjoy delicious Moroccan cuisine at Café Maroc from 6pm, followed by a movie treat. Booking required.