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Three Monkeys

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A businessman accidentally kills a pedestrian when driving late at night and bargains with his chauffeur to take the blame so that he can continue to contest a forthcoming election.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s boldly novelistic tale of social inequality, family conflict and the exchange of guilt is a significant change of pace exploring and eulogising the spectres and possessive labyrinths of Istanbul through a formally experimental and expressionistic palette of manipulated images and sounds.

Winner of the Best Director award at Cannes, it is the first of his films to be co-written by Ebru Ceylan.