The fifth in Indy Film Fest's Spring Film Series, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia received the Grand Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival and has screened at festivals from Dubai to Moscow to Sundance.
About the film: Life in a small town is akin to journeying in the middle of the steppes: the sense that "something new and different" will spring up behind every hill, but always unerringly similar, tapering, vanishing or lingering monotonous roads... dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan / Turkey 2011 / Color / 150 min / in Turkish with English subtitles
"A subtle, gorgeous and mysterious allegory that may be Ceylan's masterwork to date."
-Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"Turn the movie this way, and it's a police procedural that's tragicomically heavy on minutiae while slyly suggesting that official evidence always lies. Turn it that way, and it's an existential fairy tale set in a nocturnal netherworld."
-Ella Taylor, NPR
"A metaphysical road movie about life, death and the limits of knowledge, "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" has arrived just in time to cure the adult filmgoer blues."
-Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
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