In this mysterious and captivating film, director Nuri Bilge Ceylan follows a group of policemen and detectives over the course of a long night in a merciless search for a corpse buried in the steppes of Anatolia. The exhumation of this body will also unearth long-hidden thoughts and fears in the minds of these dogged investigators. In the words of Peter Bradshaw, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia “is a kind of masterpiece: audacious, uncompromising and possessed of a mysterious grandeur in its wintry pessimism”.

  • Duration: 157’
  • Production year: 2011
  • Country: TR, BA
  • Language: TR Subtitles: PT
  • Cannes Film Festival 2011 – Grand Jury Prize

Nuri Bilge Ceylan