ISSN: 14742756
First published in 2002
2 issues per volume
Volume 13 Issue 2
Cover Date: September 2015
Non-affirmative time-images in Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Three Monkeys (2008) and the political aesthetics of New Turkish Cinema
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Authors:  Vuslat D. Katsanis 
DOI: 10.1386/ncin.13.2.169_1

Keywords
Turkish cinema,Ceylan,Three Monkeys,political aesthetics,Deleuze,time-image

Abstract
This article reads Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s award-winning 2008 feature, Three Monkeys, which marks a significant maturity in the political aesthetics developed in New Turkish Cinema over the past fifteen years. Drawing from Deleuze’s theory of the cinematic time-image, and situating the film within Turkey’s particularly turbulent political climate, I try to show how stillness, non-reciprocal sound, ambiguous plot time and extensive long takes in Three Monkeys showcase New Turkish Cinema’s potential to articulate political critique.
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