Detroit Film Theatre


ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA

Saturday, September 15, 2012 – Sunday, September 16, 2012

 Detroit Film Theatre

(Turkey/2011—directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan)

Winner of the Grand Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Turkish director Nuri Ceylan’s newest film opens in the dead of night as a group of men–among them, a police commissioner, a prosecutor, a doctor and a murder suspect–drive through the Anatolian countryside, the serpentine roads and rolling hills lit only by the headlights of their cars. They are searching for the burial site of a murdered man. The suspect, who claims he was drunk during the crime, is repeatedly wrong about where he buried the body. As the night–and the investigation–wears on, far more is revealed than simply the burial site of a corpse. In this corner of the world, nothing is what it seems; and only when a discovery is finally made do the real questions begin. Impeccably photographed and tantalizingly suspenseful, Ceylan’s film was a surprise hit at the New York and Toronto Film Festivals. In Turkish with English subtitles. (157 min.)

 

Saturday, September 15 at 9:30 PM
 
Sunday, September 16 at 4:30 PM