In this long, slow, hypnotic film about a bunch of men looking for a body in the endless eerie Anatolian landscape, Turkey’s star director Nuri Bilge Ceylan explores the human condition through side glances and offhand remarks, caring very little about time, especially the viewer’s time, in eventless sequences without conventional action. At the same time, for those willing to take the plunge, it is a deep and haunting work that lingers in the memory.
NURI BILGE CEYLAN (*1959) is one of contemporary Turkish cinema's most important figures. His epic Winter Sleep, which was also shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG, won the Golden Palm in 2014. The Wild Pear Tree also ran in competition at Cannes.
Bir zamanlar Anadolu'da
Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ebru Ceylan, Ercan Kesal
Muhammet Uzuner, Yılmaz Erdoğan, Taner Birsel, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan, Fırat Tanış, Ercan Kesal
Zeynep Özbatur Atakan, Mirsad Purivatra, Eda Arikan, Ibrahim Sahin, Müge Kolat, Murat Akdi