Three Monkeys

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A family dislocated when small failings blow up into extravagant lies battles against the odds to stay together by covering up the truth... In order to avoid hardship and responsibilities that would otherwise be impossible to endure, the family chooses to ignore the truth, not to see, hear or talk about it. But does playing “Three Monkeys” invalidate the truth of its existence?

Festivals & awards

2008 - Cannes Film Festival
Best Director

2008 - Osian's Cinefan Film Festival, India
Best Director

2008 -"Manaki Brothers"Film Camera Festival
Mosfilm Award
Special Mention

2008 - Haifa Film Festival, Israel
Best Film (Golden Anchor)

2008 - Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Australia
Best Director

2009 - RiverRun Film Festival, USA
Best Film
Best Actress (Hatice Aslan)

2009 - Durres Film Festival, Albania
Best Balkan Film

2009 - Council of Europe/Europarat
Best Film

2009 - Ye┼čilçam Awards
Best Film
Best Director
Best Actress (Hatice Aslan)
Best Script
Best Cinematography
Best New Talent (Ahmet R─▒fat ┼×ungar)

2009 - SIYAD Turkish Critic's Awards
Best Director
Best Actress (Hatice Aslan)
Best Editing
Best Promising Young Talent (Ahmet R─▒fat ┼×ungar)

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Credits

Original Title
Three Monkeys
Title
Three Monkeys
Directed by
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Country
Turkey
Year
2008
Screenplay
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ebru Ceylan, Ercan Kesal
Film Editing
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ayhan Erg├╝rsel, Bora G├Âksing├Âl
Cinematography
G├Âkhan Tiryaki
Sound
Murat Senurkmez
Production Design
Ebru Ceylan, Izel Altintas
Production
Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan
Runtime
109 min.
Language
T├╝rkisch
Cast
Yavuz Bing├Âl, Hatice Aslan, Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Ercan Kesal, Cafer K├Âse, G├╝rkan Aydin

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Press voices

«Der türkische Regisseur Nuri Bilge Ceylan ist der Tiefenforscher und Stilist unter den Realisten. “Three Monkeys” lotet zwischenmenschliche Irritationen mit den Mitteln der Filmkunst aus. Ein, vor allem in ästhetischer Hinsicht, betörender und verstörender Film.» Nahaufnahmen

«Nach Distant (2002) und Climates (2005) legt der türkische Regisseur Nuri Bilge Ceylon mit seinem neuen Film eine weitere seismographisch genaue und schmerzhafte Analyse privater Beziehungen und gesellschaftlicher Verhältnisse vor, diesmal jedoch dunkler und aussichtsloser und von nahezu Dostojewski’scher Gewalt. Dass es kein Happy End gibt, geht fast im Donner und Gewitterregen über der Stadt unter in diesem grossartigen Fels von einem Film.» Viennale