Turkish Dinner and Film:
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Location: Milad Persian Bistro, 802 Canyon Rd.
5:00 p.m. – Happy Hour/Cash Bar
5:30 p.m. – Turkish Dinner
6:15 p.m. – Movie Begins (Film is 157 min.)
$45 includes Turkish Dinner and Film
Space is limited. Please reserve by Friday, March 17.
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia is a 2011 Turkish drama film, co-written by Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge, Ercan Kesal and directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan. It is based on the true experience of one of the film’s writers, telling the story of a group of men who search for a dead body on the Anatolian steppe. The film, which went on nationwide general release across Turkey on September 23, 2011, premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival where it was a co-winner of the Grand Prix. It was also an official selection of the New York Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.
“In the dead of night, a group of men – including a police commissioner, a prosecutor, a doctor and a murder suspect – drive through the tenebrous Anatolian countryside, the serpentine roads and rolling hills lit only by the headlights of their cars. They are searching for a corpse, the victim of a brutal murder. The suspect, who claims he was drunk, can’t remember where he buried the body. As the night draws on, details about the murder emerge and the investigators’ own secrets and hypocrisies come to light. In the Anatolian steppes, nothing is what it seems; and when the body is found, the real questions begin.” – Rotten Tomatoes
“At once epic and intimate, Ceylan’s latest explores the twisted web of truth, and the occasional kindness of lies.” – Cinema Guild
Milad Persian Cuisine: Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, within the historic fine art corridor of Santa Fe, NM, Milad Bistro brings authentic middle eastern cuisine to the American southwest. Traditional Persian dishes such as Kashk-e-bademjan, Kabob koobideh, and Ab Goosht are counterbalanced by modern interpretations such as Fesunjoon Flatbread and Beet Falafel. The setting, an old adobe home remodeled and curated by Chef and owner Neema Sadeghi, softly blurs the aesthetic lines between old world and new. While featuring original pieces by resident artist Sepideh Majd. The atmosphere is cozy, singular, and welcoming. Experience Milad.