French distributors Memento Films have revealed that they are planning to release on Blu-ray Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's (Climates, Three Monkeys) Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011). Earlier this year, the film won the Grand Prize of the Jury (Best Film) at the Cannes Film Festival.
In the dead of night, 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 lights 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 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.
Note: In the U.S., independent label Cinema Guild is in charge with the film's distribution.
Saw the film at Mumbai International Film Festival....its a very deliberately slow paced film that grows on you as it proceeds...Excellent ending. I wish they have English Sub-titles or the UK/US companies come out with this one