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Bir zamanlar Anadolu'da

Nuri Bilge Ceylan তুরস্ক, 2011

J. O.'s rating of the film Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

This film is not for everyone, it is not entertainment - it is work, and it is not easy. To commit to this film, you are committing to watching gears turn inside the skulls of characters, understanding how they're being affected and how each seemingly insignificant moment is a clue towards truth. The relentlessly beautiful images are, like the friendly mayor's daughter, gorgeous but trapped in sadness forever.