Three Monkeys


Three Monkeys

Nuri Bilge CeylanTurkey – 2008

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?

Original Title Three Monkeys
German Title Drei Affen
French Title Les trois singes
Other Titles Le tre scimmie - Üç Maymun
Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Country Turkey
Available Formats
Screenplay Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ebru Ceylan, Ercan Kesal
Film Editing Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ayhan Ergürsel, Bora Göksingöl
Cinematography Gökhan Tiryaki
Sound Murat Senurkmez
Décors Ebru Ceylan, Izel Altintas
Production Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan
Runtime 109 Min.
Language Türkisch
Yavuz Bingöl Eyüp
Hatice Aslan Hacer
Ahmet Rifat Sungar Ismail
Ercan Kesal Servet
Cafer Köse Bayram
Gürkan Aydin Cocuk

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, France
   · Best Film

2009 - Yeşilçam Awards
   · Best Film
   · Best Director
   · Best Actress (Hatice Aslan)
   · Best Script
   · Best Cinematography
   · Best New Talent
        (Ahmet Rıfat Şungar)

2009 - SIYAD Turkish Critic's Awards
   · Best Director
   · Best Actress (Hatice Aslan)
   · Best Editing
   · Best Promising Young Talent
        (Ahmet Rıfat Şungar)

2009 - Boston Turkish Film Festival
   · Excellence Award in Turkish Cinema*

2009 - Altın Objektif Ödülleri
   · Best Film
   · Best Director


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