Film: Turkish tale pulses with dramatic life

Reviewed this week: Once Upon A Time In Anatolia, directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Rating: 5/5. The Other Side Of Sleep, directed by Rebecca Daly. Rating: 3/5.

18th March, 2012
Film: Turkish tale pulses with dramatic life
Firat Tanis in Once Upon A Time In Anatolia.

Once Upon A Time In Anatolia

**Rating:** 5/5

A slow-burning meditation on the relationships between men and women disguised as an obsessive police procedural, Turkish maestro Nuri Bilge Ceylan's mesmerising **Once Upon A Time In Anatolia** plays out like Andrei Tarkovsky's CSI: Ankara. It is a two-and-a-half-hour epic about a parade of cops and killers trawling the remote hillsides around a rural town, searching for a murder victim's corpse.

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