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May 20, 2014| Threshold - A Staged Reading by Hasan Erkek

May 16 - 25, 2014| 13th New York Turkish Film Festival

May 15, 2014| Young Photographers Award Open Call Application Deadline

May 2-3, 2014| Sakinan Göze Çöp Batar (An Overprotected Eye Always Gets Sand in it)

April 1, 2014| Deadline for SVA Summer Residency Scholarship

January 16 - March 1, 2014| Private Matters organized by Ceren Erdem, Jaime Schwartz, and Lisa Hayes Williams

November 12-30, 2013 | 2013 Young Photographers Exhibition in Istanbul at The Elipsis Gallery

August 2, 2013 | 13th NYTFF Film Submission Deadline

July 27-28| "Oasis" Presented by NY2Dance at Ailey Citigroup Theater

May 2013| 2013 YPA Winner Announcement

March 21| Deadline for SVA Summer Residency Scholarship Applications

November 30, 2012| Priene Hali Benefit Sale

August 26, 2012| Korhan Basaran performance at the Wild Project

June 27, 2012| 2012 SVA Open Studios

March 30-September 15, 2012| "Films About Conscience" Open Call

April 27-May 10, 2012| "The Space Between: A Panorama of Cinema in Turkey" at The Film Society of Lincoln Center

January 4-17, 2012| "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" at Film Forum 

January 4-15, 2012 | "Lick but Don't Swallow," by Ozen Yula

November 5-18, 2011 | "Young Photographers Award" Exhibition 

November 11, 2011|Kardes Turkuler Music Workshop

November 11, 2011| Asli Çavuşoğlu: Words Dash Against the Façade

November 13, 2011 Kardes Turkuler in Concert with Arto Tuncboyaciyan  feat. Special Guest Ara Dinkjian

October 15, 2011| Application Deadline for Call for Short Films: "Films about Conscience" Project

October 8, 2011|Once Upon a Time in Anatolia by Nuri Bilge Ceylan at NYFF

July 13-16, 2011 | "For Rent," by Ozen Yula    

June 2011 | Summer Residency Program at SVA

May 2011 | "Young Photographers Award" winner announcement

April 11 | Summer Residency Program at SVA Application Deadline

March 25&27 | Public Screening of Majority (Cogunluk)

December 3-5, 10-12 | 12th New York Turkish Film Festival

October-November 2010 | Turkish Film Screenings in Ithaca (NY), Madison (MI), Milwaukee (MI) and Seattle (WA)

August 5, 2010 | Summer Residency Program: Open Studios & Exhibition


 

 

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Tuesday
Jan032012

"Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" at Film Forum

Moon and Stars Project is pleased to support

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA
A Film by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Presented by The Cinema Guild

Opening on Wednesday, January 4
Film Forum

209 W Houston St, New York, NY 10014

Wednesday, January 4 – Tuesday, January 17 • Two Weeks
Screening Times: 1:00 PM 5:30 PM 8:30 PM

For tickets, click here

 

Winner – Grand Prize; Cannes Film Festival 2011
2011/35mm/157 min.
In Turkish with English Subtitles

“Both beautiful and beautifully observed, with a delicate touch and flashes of humor and horror.”
– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Turkey’s finest filmmaker…has made his finest movie to date. A bravura meditation on the inscrutable cosmos. Bleakly comic, superbly crafted, highly rigorous… confirms its maker’s international status.”
– J. Hoberman, Village Voice

“Masterful. Ceylan saves up and delivers his jewel-like surprises with the precision of a Chekhov.”
– Jonathan Romney, Sight & Sound

“A mesmerizing police procedural.”
– Eric Kohn, IndieWire

“A wonderful drama about a police investigation that takes law enforcers and a murder suspect into the desolate Anatolian countryside in search of the buried murdered victim. Also buried, as Ceylan and his remarkable actors reveal, are a host of hypocrisies, fears and unexpected motives that drive the characters and their actions.”
–Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International

 

Cast & Credits

Written and Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Produced by
Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan
Featuring Muhammet Uzuner, Yılmaz Erdoğan, Taner Birsel, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan, Fırat Tanış and Ercan Kesal

From the acclaimed director of Distant and Climates: In the dead of night, a group of men — including a police commissioner, a prosecutor, a doctor, and a murder suspect — drive through the tenebrous Anatolian countryside, the serpentine roads and rolling hills lit only by the headlights of their cars. They are searching for a corpse, the victim of a brutal murder. The suspect, who claims he was drunk, can’t remember where he buried the body. As the night draws on, details about the murder emerge and the investigators’ own secrets and hypocrisies come to light. Nothing is what it seems, and when the body is found, the real questions emerge.


Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Nuri Bilge Ceylan was born in Istanbul in 1959 and was brought up in the rural region of Antelonia. After initially studying engineering, he changed track and studied filmmaking at Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul. An accomplished photographer, he was first noticed for his 1995 short film Koza (The Cocoon), which was a Cannes Film Festival selection, later he shot his first full-length film, Kasaba (The Small Town), in 1997. The Small Town won the Special Prize of the Jury at the Nantes Film Festival, the Caligari Award at the Berlin Film Festival, and the Best Film and Best Cinematography Awards at Cologne Film Festival. Ceylan’s second feature film, Mayıs Sıkıntısı (Clouds of May) won 18 international awards including Best Film at Premiere Plans Film Festival, and the International Competition Section of the 19th International İstanbul Film Festival. Ceylan’s Uzak (Distant) won the Grand Prix and Best Actor Awards at Cannes Film Festival in 2003. His most recent film Once Upon a Time in Anatolia was awarded with the Grand Jury Prize at the 64th Cannes Film Festival in May 2011.

Filmography

1995    
Koza  / The Cocoon (short)
1997    
Kasaba / The Small Town
1999    
Mayıs Sıkıntısı / Clouds of May
2002    
Uzak / Distant
2006    
İklimler / Climates
2008    
Üç Maymun / Three Monkeys
2011    
Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da / Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

 

 

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