V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

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THREE MONKEYS

Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Türkei/F/I, 2008
Fiction, 109min, OmdU

ÜÇ MAYMUN

Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Türkei/F/I, 2008
Fiction, 109min, OmdU

Actors: 
Yavuz Bingöl
Eyüp
Hatice Aslan
Hacer
Ahmet Rıfat Şungar
Ismael
Ercan Kesal
Servet
Screenplay: 
Ebru Ceylan
Ercan Kesal
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Sound: 
Umut Şenyol
Camera: 
Gökhan Tiryaki
Editor: 
Ayhan Ergürsel
Bora Gökşingöl Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Decoration: 
Ebru Ceylan
Costume: 
Ebru Ceylan

Production: 
Zeynofilm Akkavak Sokak Defne Apt. 6/2 34365 Nisantasi, Istanbul, Türkei T 212 224 01 98 info@zeynofilm.co m
World Sales: 
Pyramide International 5 rue du Chevalier de Saint-George 75008 Paris, Frankreich T 1 42 96 02 20 distribution@pyramidefilms.co m
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen Mariahilfer Straße 58/7 1070 Wien T 1 523 43 62 0 office@filmladen.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color

On the surface, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ]]>Three Monkeys]]> is only very superficially about incarceration, in that the story is quickly kick-started when a local politician facing elections persuades his driver to take the rap for him after the former knocks over a man with his car; in return he will pay his employee’s salary to his teenage son, and hand over a large lump sum when he emerges from prison after six months or so. But if we actually see only a couple of prison-set scenes, when the son visits his father, that does not mean that imprisonment is not a central, almost Dostoievskian metaphor for what happens to the driver, his wife and son, and the the politician. For that lie told to the cops is merely the first – and indeed the fount – of many more deceits that shape the increasingly twisted and dangerous interactions between the four protagonists.
]]>Three Monkeys]]> is arguably Nuri Bilge Celan’s most ambitious film. It has the dry humour,
assured pacing, astute psychological insights and sharp sense of moral and dramatic
irony that has been conspicuous in all his work; if you thought Ceylan’s photographer’s
eye produced stunning images in ]]>Climates, Three Monkeys]]> pushes the envelope
still further. (Geoff Andrew)

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