Asli Ozarslan is a Turkish film director, producer, and screenwriter. She is best known for her award-winning feature film, "The Wild Pear Tree," which was a critical and commercial success. Ozarslan was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1983. She studied film directing and screenwriting at Bilkent University in Ankara and completed her master's degree in film directing at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Ozarslan's first feature film, "Anatomy of a Paperclip" (2008), was a critical success and earned her the Best Director award at the Ankara International Film Festival. In 2012, she released her second feature film, "Kuzgun," which was a commercial success and was nominated for the Golden Orange Award at the Antalya International Film Festival.
In 2016, Ozarslan wrote and directed her third feature film, "The Wild Pear Tree." The film was a critical success and earned her awards and nominations at several international film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Prix Un Certain Regard. The film was also nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and the Grand Prix at the Tokyo International Film Festival.
Ozarslan has since released several other films, including "The Rider and the Wolf" (2018), "The Scent of Istanbul" (2020), and "The Last Summer" (2020). She has also written and directed several short films, such as "The Visitor" (2019), which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival.
Ozarslan is a multi-award-winning filmmaker whose films have earned her international recognition. Her films explore the complexities of the human condition and are characterized by their beautiful visuals and insightful storytelling. Her work has won her numerous awards and nominations, including those from Cannes, Venice, and Tokyo. Asli Ozarslan is an exciting and talented filmmaker who continues to create remarkable works of art.