Ceylan’s film gets attention in France
PARIS - Anatolia News Agency
The film was released in French cinemas at the beginning of November.Famous Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s latest film, “Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da” (Once Upon A Time in Anatolia), which won the Grand Prix at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, was released in France on Nov. 2 and has been viewed by more than 100,000 people since then.
Some 36 copies of the film were first released by the Memento film company in the country but four more were later released as well. The company, which mostly distributes art films, plans to continue screening the film in January.
The film has received positive responses from critics at the Le Monde and Liberation dailies. Ceylan’s previous films, “Uzak” (Distant), “İklimler” (Climates) and “Üç Maymun” (Three Monkeys), were well received by French movie-goers.