The CU Turkish Club presents Once Upon a Time in Anatolia on Wednesday Nov 28 at 7:30 pm in the Altschul Auditorium (room 417, SIPA Building). Admission is free to this Cannes Grand Prix Winner!
Plot Summary: The story “begins as a small caravan of cars snakes its way through the nocturnal countryside, looking for where a murdered man was buried. Yet every time the confessed killer points out the grave, the gravediggers come up empty; much of the landscape looks alike, it’s dark out, and anyway the killer claims he was drunk. As the increasingly frustrating investigation wears on, far more is revealed than where the body is
buried; through quick looks, furtive gestures and offhand bits of dialogue, Ceylan…reveals in
this seemingly pacific Turkish outback a festering world of jealousies and resentments, as the story behind the murder gradually emerges. Impeccably photographed (by Gökhan Tiryaki) and with a stand-out performance by Taner Birsel as a police inspector, this is Ceylan’s most impressive film yet.” – from the Film Society of Lincoln Center website