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Thursday, 6 October 2011

Ceylan latest film a hit. Makes 250,000 Lira in opening weekend

Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s latest film: “Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da” (Once Upon A time in Anatolia) opened to renowned success in Turkey, grossing 250,000 Turkish Liras in its opening weekend in cinemas.

The movie tells a story about a group of men who searched for a dead body in the Anatolian steppe. It is based on a true story and the movie took just 11 weeks to make.

The film, which has been nominated by Turkey for an Oscar in the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, was watched by a total of 18,573 people in Turkey over the weekend.

Ceylan’s film has proved a success even winning the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The movie featured its premiere last month in Turkey at the Adana Golden Boll Festival. The movie stars actors: Muhammet Uzuner, Taner Birsel, and Yilmaz Erdogan.

Ceylan is an acclaimed Turkish director who has made many proven movies in his time. Should Once Upon A time in Anatolia get the nod for a nomination for an Academy Award, it would prove a real boost for Turkish cinema.

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