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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Repertory Series ArchiveThe Cinema of Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

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(2011) dir Nuri Bilge Ceylan w/Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel, Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan, Firat Tanis [157 min; 35mm]
In the dead of night, a group of men – among them, a police commissioner and a murder suspect – drive through the Anatolian countryside. They are searching for a corpse, the victim of a brutal murder. The suspect, who claims he was drunk, can’t remember where he buried the body. As night wears on, details about the murder emerge and the investigator’s own secrets come to light. Ceylan’s beautiful and mysterious film won the Grand Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

“A movie of such dark, smoldering intensity that it’s easy to forget that half of it takes place in near darkness.” – Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post

“Ceylan’s mesmerizing existential drama takes its time establishing the players and bringing their inner lives into focus. It’s cinema as autopsy.” – Scott Tobias, AV Club

“A metaphysical road movie about life, death and the limits of knowledge.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“At once sensuous and cerebral, profane and metaphysical, ’empty’ and abundant, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia is closer to the Antonioni of L’Avventura, and it elevates the 52-year-old director to a new level of achievement.” – J. Hoberman Village Voice

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at 4:45 7:15 9:30

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