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The Wild Pear Tree, dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan
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The Wild Pear Tree, the latest film by Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Palme d'Or winner for Winter Sleep) and Lukas Dhont's Girl, which was showered with awards at this year's Cannes Festival, will be distributed by the New Horizons Association. The films' Polish premieres will take place during the 18th New Horizons International Film Festival in Wrocław.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's The Wild Pear Tree, the latest film by the maker of Winter Sleep

The Wild Pear Tree by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, one of Turkey's most important filmmakers, the director of Palme d'Or-winning Winter Sleep, Climates, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and Distant, will make its Polish premiere at this year's New Horizons International Film Festival. The Wild Pear Tree is a work of literature in the form of a film, a work in which everything matters: every word, the smallest gesture, even the gentlest gust of wind. It's a subtle and erudite story about the conflict between generations, disappointments in life and the great grudges and ambitions of rebellious youth. Everything is presented in a work that is philosophical, slow, difficult and beautifully shot. The film's distributor is the New Horizons Association.

Lukas Dhont's Girl, a multiple award winner at Cannes

The New Horizons Association will also be the distributor for Girl by 26-year-old Belgian director Lukas Dhont. This gentle, energizing film won the hearts of viewers and critics at the Cannes Festival, where it received the Queer Palm, the FIPRESCI Critics Award in the Un Certain Regard section, the Best Actor award for the extraordinary Victor Polster as well as the award for the best festival debut, the Caméra d'Or. This story of a 15-year-old girl trapped in the body of a boy who dreams of becoming a ballerina poses many bold and original questions. Instead of an in-your-face drama, we get a subtle story about hidden desires, not accepting your own body and a dramatic fight with your own limitations.

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