The Houston Premiere of “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia”, 2011 Grand Prix Winner at Cannes International Film Festival, by famous Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan at MFAH

Houston Başkonsolosluğu 14.06.2012
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia 
(Bir zamanlar Anadolu´da)

Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan 
(Turkey/Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2011, 150 min., in Turkish with English subtitles) 

At MFAH, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Friday, June 22, 7:00 p.m. 
Saturday, June 23, 6:00 p.m. 
Sunday, June 24, 3:00 p.m.

The new film from leading Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Distant; Climates) follows a group of men — including a police commissioner, a prosecutor, a doctor, and a murder suspect — as they drive through the dark Anatolian countryside. They are searching for a corpse, the victim of a brutal murder. The suspect, who claims he was drunk, cannot remember where he buried the body. As night wears on, details about the murder emerge and the investigators´ own secrets come to light. In the Anatolian steppes, nothing is what it seems; and when the body is found, the real questions begin. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. 

"Both beautiful and beautifully observed, with a delicate touch and flashes of humor and horror." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

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