IUB Performing Arts & Entertainment

IU CINEMA: The Wild Pear Tree

Sinan, an aspiring writer, returns home after attending university with the hope of scraping together enough money to publish his first novel. He wanders the town, encountering old flames and obstinate gatekeepers, and finds his youthful ambition increasingly at odds with the deferred dreams of his gambling-addict father. As his own fantasies mingle with reality, Sinan grapples with the people and the place that have made him who he is. The Wild Pear Tree weaves an evocative tale of creative struggle and familial responsibility with inspired performances, sumptuous imagery, and surprising bursts of humor. It is one of Ceylan’s most personal works to date, a film as rich, layered, and uncompromising as the novel its headstrong hero is working to publish. In Turkish with English subtitles.


Thursday January 03, 2019 07:00 PM
Thursday January 03, 2019 10:08 PM
The Indiana University Cinema is located at 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, Indiana. We are located at the East end of the IU Auditorium building. Our main entrance is on the North side, facing the Wells Library.
Brittany D. Friesner
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$4 IUB students, $7 non-students
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Tickets are required for all screenings. You can pick them up at the IU Auditorium box office M-F 10-4 or in the Cinema lobby 60 minutes prior to any IU Cinema screening.