Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Born in 1959, Istanbul. Graduated in electrotechnical engineering at Bosphorus University and subsequently studied film for two years at Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in Istanbul.
He made the short film Cocoon (1995), which he followed up with the feature films affiliated in his “quest trilogy” – The Small Town (1997), Clouds of May (1999) and Distant (2003).
He turned out the film Climates in 2006. His film Distant took away the Grand Prix from Cannes, where his Three Monkeys won Best Director in 2008. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia won the Grand Prix ex aequo at this year’s Cannes IFF together with the Dardenne brothers’ film The Kid with a Bike. (Karlovy Vary Film Festival)