Ceylan Özgün Özçelik is a Turkish film director, screenwriter and photographer. She is best known for her critically acclaimed films, including The Wild Pear Tree (2018) and Winter Sleep (2014).
Born in Ankara, Turkey in 1983, Ceylan Özgün Özçelik grew up in a family of artists. Her father was a painter and her mother was an actress. From an early age, she was exposed to the world of art and creativity. This inspired her to pursue a career in filmmaking.
After graduating from Ankara University in 2006, Ceylan Özgün Özçelik moved to Istanbul to pursue a career as a director. She began her career as an assistant director on several films. Her first feature film, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011), won numerous awards and was a critical success.
In 2014, she released her second feature film, Winter Sleep. The film won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award. This was a major breakthrough for Ceylan Özgün Özçelik and established her as one of the most sought-after directors in the world.
After the success of Winter Sleep, Ceylan Özgün Özçelik directed her third feature film, The Wild Pear Tree (2018). The film was praised for its poetic visuals and was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
In addition to her work as a director, Ceylan Özgün Özçelik is also a prolific photographer. She has exhibited her work in numerous galleries throughout Europe and the United States.
Ceylan Özgün Özçelik is one of the most acclaimed directors of her generation. Her films have won numerous awards and have been praised for their poetic visuals and thoughtful storytelling. Her work has established her as a master of cinema and has cemented her place in film history.