My eyes! They hurt! The pupils no longer constrict. What is this brightness???
Pleased to say that I introduced a new class to the joys of Scrabble.
The Freer|Sackler is honored to welcome Nuri Bilge ("Once Upon a Time in Anatolia", the Palme d’Or winner "Winter Sleep"), Turkey’s most accomplished director, to screen and discuss his latest film, which debuted to near-unanimous accolades at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. In it, an aspiring writer returns to his hometown to try to further his career, only to be forced into a reckoning with his father’s shadowy past. Suffused with the philosophical, visual, and narrative richness that characterize Ceylan’s films, "The Wild Pear Tree" is “a gentle, humane, beautifully made and magnificently acted movie . . . It’s an unhurried, elegiac address to the idea of childhood and your hometown, and how returning to both has a bittersweet savour" (Peter Bradshaw, "The Guardian")