Monday, February 23, 2009

Ceylan's Constantinople

An anonymous commenter pointed out the incredible, magical work of Turkish photographer, filmmaker and actor, Nuri Bilge Ceylan.  Mosques and snow seem to know very little of each other in my mind's eye; His Istanbul is like Dr. Zhivago meets the The Perfect Storm.  He does amazing things with green.

The films look incredible, too.  Check out the trailer for his most recent, "Three Monkeys," which debuted at Cannes.








(all images courtesy Nuri Bilge Ceylan)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fatih Akin's movies are also well worth checking out ("Head On," "The Edge of Heaven," and "Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul")...

Paul Pincus said...

Mosques and snow seem to know very little of each other in my mind's eye

very beautiful images ... thanks for the intro! ... i've just netflixed distant and climates.

mary said...

I want to go to Turkey, so ancient, so modern, a world unto itself. Thanks for the photos and mind-opening information.