2012 World Poll
Some 'Top 10' lists of 2012 around the world...
Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da bazı ülkelerde 2011 yılı içinde, bazılarında ise 2012 yılı içersinde gösterime girdiği için aşağıdaki liste sadece 2012 de gösterime girdiği ülkeleri kapsıyor.
2011 listeleri için biraz daha aşağıya bakabilirsiniz. BZA'nın yer aldığı listelerden gözümüze çarpan birkaçı aşağıda:
•Sight & Sound - İngiliz 'Sight and Sound' dergisi 90 sinema yazarına sorarak listesini hazırladı.
•Village Voice - New York Village Voice gazetesinin en iyi 10 listesi.
•Film Comment - New York'un bilinen sinema dergisinin en iyi 50 listesi.
•Guardian - İngiliz 'Guardian' gazetesinin yazarları da 2012'nin en iyi on filmini seçti.
•Guardian - Guardian'ın tanınmış yazarı Peter Bradshow'un şahsi en iyiler listesi...
•Little White Lies - İngiliz dergisinin en iyi 10 listesi... BZA üçüncü sırada...
•Globe and Mail - Amerikan 'Globe and Mail' yazarlarının kişisel listeleri.
•Indiewire - Indiewire 200 sinema yazarının oylarıyla yılın en iyilerini seçti.
•Indiewire - Indiewire yazarı Eric Kohn'un kişisel listesi.
•Indiewire - Indiewire burda yılın en iyi filmlerini değil, en iyi sahnelerini seçmiş. "Elma" listede.
•New York Times - NYTimes sinema yazarı Stephen Holden'ın en iyi on filmi.
•New York Times - NYTimes sinema yazarı Manohla Dargis'in en iyi on filmi (alfabetik).
•San Francisco Examiner - San Francisco dergisinin yılın en iyi 10 filmi seçimleri.
•Slant Magazine - 2012'nin iyi 25 filmi seçilmiş.
•Chicago Sinema Yazarları Birliği - En İyi Yabancı Film katagorisinde BZA'yı aday göstermiş. December 2012
2013 Spirit Awards Nominations In the best international film category, this year's most celebrated films from Cannes -- Michael Haneke's Amour and Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, from Turkey -- will compete with Jacques Audiard's Rust and Bone; Ursula Meier's Sister, from Switzerland; and Kim Nguyen's War Witch, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, which also happens to be Canada's submission for the foreign-language film Oscar. For full nominations in LATimes >>> December 2012
Nuri Bilge Ceylan's masterclass in Berlin Film Festival
Nuri Bilge Ceylan gave a masterclass named "In the Limelight" in The Talent Campus of Berlin Film Festival on 14 February 2012 at the old movie house of the Hebbel am Ufer theatre in Berlin. The discussion is moderated by the head of Campus, Matthijs Wouter Knol.
To watch the masterclass, click here February 2012
Nuri Bilge Ceylan's masterclass in Kustendorf, Serbia
Nuri Bilge Ceylan together with Ercan Kesal, one of the actors and co-scriptwriters of 'Once Upon A Time in Anatolia', was in Kustendorf, Serbia to show his films and to give a masterclass to the international film students. Two times Golden Palm winner director Emir Kusturica is the founder, director and selector of the Kustendorf film festival. January 2012
Nuri Bilge Ceylan's masterclass in Kustendorf, Serbia
The Theatrical Release in United States
'Once Upon A Time in Anatolia' has been released in the USA on January 4, 2012 by the American distribution company Cinema Guild. Here are some quotes from the press reviews :
"...Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan who in recent years has emerged as one of the consistently most exciting directors on the international scene. His latest, which shared the grand prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, takes the unassuming form of a police investigation that, as miles and words mount, evolves into a plangent, visually stunning meditation on what it is to be human..." New York Times
"...Although Nuri Bilge Ceylan forged his reputation as one of the most exciting new practitioners of "Slow Cinema" to emerge during the late '90s, the Turkish filmmaker's engrossing films, which have reached their apex with his masterful Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, have increasingly found their basis in the outlines (if not the rhythms) of genre filmmaking. Not that this has earned him any notoriety in our genre-obsessed American movie culture. That this incredibly gifted filmmaker, whose style leans heavily on Antonioni but seems to have a dexterity, an interest in apparitions and a socio-national identity all its own, is not more well known stateside is some sort of misdemeanor offense. Were it another era, the cinema of Ceylan would already have been hailed as essential viewing for those trying to understand the intersection between the West and Islam that is modern Turkey..." Film Maker Magazine
"...Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan takes his most ambitious and deeply rewarding step forward yet with Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, an epic procedural that doubles as an existential study in death and guilt, life and faith, science and law... But here, he successfully fuses the ponderous nature of his imagery to some of the more familiar trappings of genre filmmaking, making one of the most exciting, pensive, and bizarre police procedurals in recent memory" The Film Critic
"...Once Upon a Time in Anatolia really is an examination of the absurd, empty, lonely nature of life itself. With the extremely composed ultra-wide shots that Ceylan favors to open scenes, the filmmaker manages to portray a group of humans as lost in the universe, tiny specks whose lives are so small compared to the greater mystery within which they are submerged. In some ways, it's a realist response to Terrence Malick's heralded The Tree Of Life..." Tribeca Film
"...Long blessed with one of the best eyes on the international scene, Ceylan shoots most of the nighttime exteriors through the beams cast off by three pairs of headlights, which give the landscape a haunted quality that sets the tone. (Every turn brings the same carved hills, valleys, and ditches, in a mordant joke Ceylan does well to exploit.)..." A.V.Club
"...There's a moral question that is posed in the final sequences of the film. It's a question that hovers over the majority of the film, but is only truly expressed in the ending scene. It's a perfect scene that simultaneously rejoices in youth, expresses regret for the past, and seeks to correct the future. Ceylan's direction, spare, symbolic, and with finely detailed time shifts, allows the ending to breathe." Sound on Sight
"...Once Upon a Time in Anatolia is a subtle, gorgeous and mysterious allegory that may be Ceylan's masterwork to date. It's like an episode of CSI, scripted by Anton Chekhov..." Salon
"...This is the work of immensely gifted image-makers who know how and when to amplify both beauty and ugliness, often to similar effect... In what may be the most beautifully and thematically rich shot of the entire film, for instance, an apple rolls down a hill and into a stream, floats downstream for several seconds, and finally comes to a stop. It's marvelous in a way words fail to express... " Not Coming
"...Once Upon A Time In Anatolia is a remarkable film and, in my estimation, a contender to be remembered as a masterpiece. 'Masterpiece' is a word I do not use lightly, and one I reserve for films that have shaken me to my core and displayed a depth of artistry and feeling that is incredibly rare. Yes, we live in an age of hyperbole and yes, the thrill of the new can sometimes overwhelm our ability to recognize what will last, but there is something about Ceylan's work that transcends. Here, and not for the first time, Ceylan's incredible gifts as an image maker are put to the service of a complex, multifaceted story that is surprising for the simplicity of its premise and the vast richness of its execution. Like all great art, Once Upon A Time In Anatolia seems to be operating on a million levels all at once... Ceylan has made great films before. But with each new movie, his mastery of the form seems to expand, enriching his cinema with an otherworldly, poetic power that I find absolutely gripping. Once Upon A Time In Anatolia stands alongside the finest work in contemporary cinema, a thrilling example of a director in full command of his copious gifts." The Back Row Manifesto
"Time's up, cinema aesthetes. Ring out the old, ring in the new. Stop looking at those 10 best lists and get on with your lives. The calendar has flipped over into 2012 and... I've already got a new #1. Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, which opens today in New York, will have plenty of competition throughout the coming year. Guaranteed, though, you will see very few films as masterfully designed and executed, or so heavy with thought that the extended silences that suspend the characters in time and space make even the most seemingly mundane interludes of dialogue feel loaded with quietly devastating significance....
"...A few days into 2012, and we already have a favorite for the New Year's best movie: Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Once Upon a Time in Anatolia. It elevates the 52-year-old director to a new level of achievement... A grand narrative yarn spun from a number of smaller ones, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia demonstrates the truism that the more we know, the less we understand. Or is it vice versa? Perhaps the greater understanding is admitting how little we can know.
" Village Voice
"...Ceylan directs with such understated grace that its shifts in tone are almost imperceptible. It is at once a dark comedy and a cerebral examination of essential human truths... The essential truths his characters discover may seem small, even simple, when viewed on a personal level, but their ramifications are tremendous...
" From the Front Row
"...Once Upon a Time in Anatolia is a film of multitudes. It refuses to give answers; opting, instead, to present the viewer with a cornucopia of complex characters and emotions. It never strays; there is not one single shot too many. It is superbly acted, wonderfully written, and immaculately shot. It is a masterpiece.
Around the world in 14 days
'Around the World in 14 Films' is an independent international film festival that every year brings 14 extraordinary films from 14 regions around the world, to show and share with Berlin's discerning cinema public.
Each of the 14 films will be presented by another leading German director, who will introduce both the film and the director, and then moderate a discussion with the audience and the director immediately after the film.
This year the independent German director Angela Schanelec presented Nuri Bilge Ceylan and his film 'Once Upon A Time in Anatolia' to the audience and then moderated the discussion.
To watch the discussion, please click here. December 2011
Nuri Bilge Ceylan's masterclass in Marrakech, Morocco
Nuri Bilge Ceylan talks giving up total control & his accidental embrace of genre elements...
We caught up with the director at the Marrakech Film Festival in Morocco, and with some prodding we were able to pull out some of his secrets and methods. >>>(Indiewire) December 2011
Nuri Bilge Ceylan's masterclass in Marrakech, Morocco
Three Awards to 'Anatolia' at Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Two Oscar foreign-language contenders, Iran's "A Separation" and Turkey's "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia," were the big winners at Thursday's Asia Pacific Screen Awards, which took place in Queensland, Australia...
Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" won awards for Best Director and Best Cinematography, as well as receiving the Screen International Jury Grand Prize.
The two winners "are very different kinds of films, but both of them are the same in their excellence in every aspect of their filmmaking: from screenplay, to directing, to performances, to their technical craftsmanship such as cinematography and editing, everything," said APSA International Jury president Nansun Shi in a release announcing the winners...
(Reuters) November 2011
Dop Gökhan Tiryaki receiving his 'Best Cinematography' award
Ceylan to be chief guest at 17th Kolkata Film Festival, India
Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan will be the international chief guest at the 17th Kolkata Film Festival. Veteran actor Sharmila Tagore will inaugurate the festival that will take place from November 10-17, 2011. The festival that had a reputation for showcasing art-house cinema only will also have Shahrukh Khan as a special guest this year.
(DearCinema) November 2011
Ceylan (at left) is in the press conference at Kolkata Film Festival
In the villages around Kolkata (Photos by Mehmet Eryilmaz)
'Once Upon a Time in Anatolia' is opening in France by the French Company 'Memento' on the 2nd of November 2011 with about 50+ prints. -For the reviews and interviews in the French media, go to press page.
-For the French trailer and the French Press kit. >>>
-For the excerpt of 'Editing Diary' of Nuri Bilge Ceylan in 'Le Monde'. >>> November 2011
New York Film Festival
The opportunity to see two intimidating landmarks "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" and "The Turin Horse" is reason enough for any filmgoer with more than a passing interest in the evolution of world cinema to be grateful for the platform of the New York Film Festival. Because the chances that either movie will soon be coming to a theater near you, as they say, are next to nil, the best time to see them may be at Alice Tully Hall in the coming week.
The Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan's stately, absorbing 157-minute police procedural, "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia," has only one festival screening, on Saturday.(...)
Flecked with magical realist touches and a sense of the supernatural, the film takes no shortcuts as its characters discharge their laborious and depressing duties. The autopsy of the corpse concludes the film's sorrowful, unblinking dissection of the human condition. This third film by Mr. Ceylan to be showcased at the festival, following "Distant" in 2003 and "Climates," in 2006. "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" is, in a word, great.
(New York Times)>>> October 2011
On Saturday (8 October 2011) Walter Reade Theater's Furman Gallery hosted an intimate Q&A with acclaimed Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan and NYFF Associate Program Director Scott Foundas.
Nuri Bilge Ceylan’ın Kurgu Günlüğü (Editing Diary of NBCeylan)
Altyazı Aylık Sinema Dergisi, Ekim 2011 sayısıyla birlikte okurlarına Nuri Bilge Ceylan’ın "Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da" filminin kurgusunu yaparken tuttuğu günlüğü hediye ediyor...
"(...)Ceylan'ın sözlerinde, bu coğrafyada sinema
alanında örneğini bulmakta güçlük çekeceğimiz bir 'doğrudanlık' var. Çelişkilerle, yılgınlıklarla,
coşkuyla, hatıralarla, kişisel bir tarihin içinde bir oraya bir buraya savrulan düşüncelerle dolu,
'günlük' sözünün hakkını veren metinler bunlar. Ve tam da Ceylan'ın başkalarına değil, esas
olarak kendisine yazdığı metinler olduğu için bu günlüklerin çok değerli olduğuna inanıyoruz.
Çünkü okunması en güzel metinler, yazan kişinin kendi hakikatini aradığı, o kişi için başka her
şeyden ayrı bir 'iç değer' taşıyan metinlerdir.
Üç Maymun'un Kurgu Günlüğü büyük bir yönetmenin duygu dünyasında gezindirmişti bizi.
Sayfayı kapattığımız yerde Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da'nın Kurgu Günlüğü başlıyor. Yaratıcılığın
esas olarak kurgu sürecinde başladığına inanan bir yönetmen, filmini kurgularken kendisi ve
sanatı üzerine düşünmeye devam ediyor ve bizler de okuyoruz..." (Fırat Yücel, Önsöz'den)
Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da filminin "Kurgu Günlüğü"
ücretsiz ek bir kitapcık olarak Altyazı Ekim 2011 sayısıyla birlikte...
59 films on for the 2012 Foreign Language Oscar
The Academy has published the list of films submitted to compete for the 2012 Foreign Language Oscar...
Here is the complete list with added commentary. >>> Here is an interesting article about foreign language oscar voting. >>>
A Separation, Anatolia lead Asia Pacific Screen Awards nominations A Separation by Asghar Farhadi, and Anatolia by Nuri Bilge Ceylan have the most nominations with four each. Both represent their countries in the 2012 Academy Awards race and have been much acclaimed.
The nominees were made public by 2011 international jury president, Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi, at the Pusan International Film Festival this evening. They were chosen from 240 entries and encompass 37 films from 19 countries and areas.
'Anatolia' has been nominated in four catagories: Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay. (Screen International) >>>
Asia Pacific Screen Awards ceremony will be beamed live to the world via a real-time webcast on the APSA homepage here.
Tune in to see all the action from the 2011 Asia Pacific Screen Awards live on Thursday, November 24, 2011. (At 11:00 am Istanbul time) 10 October 2011
'Anatolia' on road to Oscars Nuri Bilge Ceylan's 'Once Upon A Time In Anatolia' is Turkey's official submission in the Best Foreign Language Film category of next year's Academy Awards.
The film won the Grand Prix at the 64th Cannes Film Festival and it will now compete for the honor to be among the five nominees at the Academy Award ceremony in February and try to bring a coveted gold statue home to Turkey.
Ceylan's film was selected by the Turkey's Oscar committee, which consists of representatives of nongovernmental organizations.
"Anatolia" will run against submissions from other countries to make it into the five-film shortlist of nominees for the foreign language Oscar. The nominees will be announced on January 2012 and the 84th edition of the Academy Awards will take place February 2012 (Euronews.net) >>> October 2011
The Theatrical Release in Turkey 'Once Upon A Time In Anatolia' is opening in Turkey just after its Turkish Premiere in Adana Golden Boll Film Festival on September 23rd, 2011 in a total of about 60-70 screens by the Distribution Company Tiglon of Fida Film... For Turkish media on the film. >>> September 2011
"Anatolia" in Sarajevo 'Anatolia' will be presented to the Sarajevo audience in the the Open Air Cinema by the director Ceylan and the numerous crew, leading protagonists of the film: Muhammet Uzuner, Yılmaz Erdoğan, Taner Birsel, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan and Ercan Kesal. The arrival of the crew of the film 'Once Upon A Time in Anatolia' at the Sarajevo Film Festival attracted also a large number of Turkish media which are coming to Sarajevo in order to follow the premiere screening of the film and presentation of the crew on the Sarajevo Red Carpet.
This film is the winner of the Grand Prix at the 64th Cannes Film Festival. 'Anatolia' won also the highest rate by the jury critique of the prestigious film magazine Screen International, who rated realizations from the competition programme of this year's Cannes Film Festival. (Fest21)
The cast and crew attended a press conference on July 26th to answer questions
Ceylan with his son, Ayaz, on the red carpet of SFF
The First Screening in 'homeland' Turkey Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da filminin Türkiye Galası Adana Altın Koza film Festivali bünyesinde yarışma dışı bir özel gösterim olarak 21 Eylül 2011 gecesi Cinebonus sinemalarında gerçekleşti. Film ekibi neredeyse tam kadro olarak Adana'ya geldi...
"Nuri Bilge Ceylan'ın son filmi Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da'nın Adana'da Altın Koza Film Festivali kapsamında yapılan galası, yoğun bir ilgiyle gerçekleşti. Alışıldık galalar gibi ünlüler geçidi şeklinde değil, Adana halkının katılımıyla. Alışveriş merkezi içindeki sinemanın iki salonunda düzenlenmesi planlanmıştı... Katılanların sayısı beklenenden çok olunca salonlara sığılmadı. Özellikle filmi yönetmenle birlikte izlemek isteyen seyirciler büyük salona girmekte ısrar etti, konuşmalar yapılıp alkışlı protesto bile düzenlenince, filmin başlaması iyice gecikti. Sonunda, bir çare bulunup en ısrarlı topluluğun da büyük salona girmesi sağlandı, ayrıca sığmayanlar için yeni bir salon daha açıldı. Yetmedi, önce sadece Yılmaz Erdoğan tek tek salonları dolaşıp seyircileri selamladı, birkaç dakika sonra da Nuri Bilge Ceylan "İyi seyirler" turuna çıktı.
Nuri Bilge Ceylan filmleri halk tarafından en çok izlenen yönetmen olmaktan epey uzak, zaten daha çok kişinin izleyebilmesi ölçütlerine göre film çeken biri de değil. Marifeti, bildiğini yapmaktan şaşmayıp, bunu önce seyirciye değil dünya sinema otoritelerine kabul ettirmiş olması. Yine de, galasını İstanbul'da ünlüler kalabalığı yerine Anadolu'da halkla yapmayı tercih eden de o."
(Evrensel Kültür Dergisi) Film ekibi ile ntv söyleşisi>>>
Grand Prix at Cannes 2011 Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" has been awarded with the Grand Prix at the 64th Cannes Film Festival. Ceylan shared the award with Dardenne brothers for their film 'The kid with a bike"... For the Screendaily star ratings of the international critics for the films in competition, click here. May 2011
Nuri Bilge Ceylan shared the festival's Grand Prix with Dardenne brothers
'Once Upon A Time in Anatolia' is at Cannes Competition It has been officially announced that Nuri Bilge Ceylan's
latest film, 'Once Upon A Time in Anatolia', has been selected to the competition section
of 64th. Cannes Film Festival, which will take place from May 11th to
Please note that the Gala Screening of 'Once Upon A Time in Anatolia' in Cannes will be on May 21st at 22h30 at the Grand Theatre Lumiere. The press screenings will be on 20th of May at 19h00 at the Debussy and at 22h30 at the Bazin and on May 21st at 15h00 at the Grand Theatre Lumiere. April 2011
The press conference of the 64th Festival de Cannes, during which the Official Selections were announced by Thierry Fremaux and Gilles Jacob, was held on April 15th 2011 at the Intercontinental le Grand Hotel
have been completed.. 'Once Upon A Time in Anatolia' had been shot in about 11 weeks in the steppes of middle Anatolia close to "Keskin", a middle Anatolian town next to the city of Kirikkale. The editing and the post production is planned to be made in Istanbul.