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ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA

Sun, Feb 19, 2012
at 7:30 PM (Cinema 21)
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Fri, Feb 24, 2012
at 3 PM (Cinema 21)
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ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA

DIRECTOR: Nuri Bilge Ceylan - TURKEY

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes, Ceylan’s 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 standout performance by Taner Birsel as a police inspector, this is Ceylan’s most impressive film yet.”—Film Comment (157 mins.)

Filmography: The Town (97), Clouds of May (99), Distant (02), Climates (06), Three Monkeys (08).

This year’s Turkish submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Dr. Pelin Basci, Associate Professor of Turkish Language and Literature and Associate Chair of the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Portland State University, will introduce the film.

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Interests: Oscar Submissions, Narrative Feature.

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