Winter Sleep

Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Cannes film festival Palme d’Or winner is bold and visually impressive. Set in an isolated mountain community in Central Anatolia, the film focuses on Aydin, a wealthy former actor who now runs a hotel. Aydin is feeling the pressure of trying to maintain his relationships with his younger wife and divorcee sister. His interactions with the locals are equally stormy and when a young boy damages Aydin’s car, the community hits breaking point. Winter Sleep displays the director’s remarkable sensitivity to place and how people relate to each other.

English and Turkish

Partial English

196 minutes

Country of origin:
Denmark, France and Turkey

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