Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
"A deep and haunting work that lingers in the memory." - Hollywood Reporter
As they drive through the Anatolian countryside looking for the body of a dead man, a policeman, a prosecutor and the two men who have confessed to the killing talk and joke with each other, gradually revealing the strands of a much greater mystery.
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia confirms Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Three Monkeys, MIFF 2008) as the reigning master of Turkish cinema. A tour de force of pacing, character and artful cinematography, it is a profound and oblique journey into heart of Anatolian identity.
Ceylan's film was co-winner (shared with The Kid with a Bike) of the Grand Prix at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
"This complex, beautifully crafted film has it all - laced with black humour, it's a character piece, a landscape study, a police procedural thriller and a philosophical contemplation." - Independent
D Nuri Bilge Ceylan P Zeynep Özbatur Atakan S Ercan Kesal, Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan Dist Madman Entertainment L Turkish w/English subtitles TD 35mm