Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  • Wednesday July 4 | 7:00pm

In this daring film, covering a night and the beginning of a new day, a convoy drives across the Anatolian plane to recover a buried body. Inside are a murder investigation’s stock characters: police officers, medical examiners, prosecutors and the two murderers themselves. In the dark and indistinguishable landscape, the prisoners become muddled and cannot quickly find the grave. So the waiting and the endless conversations go-on, seemingly about nothing but also about everything as they slowly reveal subtle relationships, complex histories and unexpected motives. ‘Ceylan displays pure, exhilarating mastery in this film: it is made with such confidence and flair.” The Guardian.  Grand Prix Winner, Cannes.

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

  • Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • Year: 2011
  • Run Time: 157 mins
  • Country: Turkey/Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Rating: M