I heard so much talk about the Turkish director Nuri Bilge Celylan’s movie “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” that I hurried to buy tickets, for hubby and me, before the movie is withdrawn
And what a special experience it was!
The drama set in a spectacular natural beauty. The investigating judge and a doctor accompanied by a group of police officers and the suspected killer and his brother set out at night aiming to reconstruct the murder and find the body.
The deceptive and evasive memory of the killer results in the group having to journey throughout the night to different locations along Anatolia’s mountainous roads. In the course of this long night journey, viewers are drawn into a meditative intimacy with a mixed bag of characters and their relationships. Set against a simple plot of a police murder investigation, this psychological drama attempts to penetrate to the depths of the human soul.
The lingering cinematography and stunning images and landscapes reflect a wide range of the actors emotions .
The movie won many prizes and awards including the Cannes Film Festival Grand Prize of the Jury for Best Film , so if you haven’t seen it yet.. do your self a favor seek it out…
The movie was so long (over 2 hours!) that we went into the very first restaurant we saw and sat down to a reassuring meal.
I am sure this movie will feature in my conversations with my friends. ‘Once Upon a Time in Anatolia’ is a film whose mood will stay with you for days – quiet in tone, but rich in character and atmosphere.
What do you think about the combination of film review together with what I wore to viewing this movie – all in the same post?
Well, we are fortunate are we not, to be leading the life we do! So, don’t you think that my latest shoes purchase are just adorable?
Sweater – Ginger g/ Shirt – Zara/Shades -Erroca / Leather jeans and suede shoes – Castro/belt – Renuar/ bag – Enzari
Enjoy your weekend!