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Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey

Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey

Celebrated Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's films date back to 1993. At the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, he received the grand prix prize for Once Upon a Time in Anatolia. Set in the austere countryside, similar to where Ceylan grew up, some reviewers say the feature may have outdone even his earlier critically lauded work. 

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