Winter Sleep

Winter Sleep

Winter Sleep

Weighty Turkish drama, winner of the Palme d'Or (Best Film) at Cannes 2014, about an isolated actor dealing with marital breakdown. From the director of Once Upon a Time in Anatolia.

"Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities..." (Cannes Film Festival)

Palme d'Or and Fipresci Prize winner at Cannes 2014
2014Rating: M, Offensive language and content that may disturb196 minsTurkey, France, GermanyTurkish with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema

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Winter Sleep / Reviews

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

There is a stereotype associated with Cannes Film Festival Palme D’Or winners  – long, glacial, art-house films filled with words not action - which isn’t much based in empirical reality. The festival first lauded the gripping The Third Man and in recent memory has lauded eventful films such as Blue is the Warmest Colour, The White Ribbon, Elephant and Pulp Fiction.

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Time Out

Time Out

Ceylan continues to dig with acute intelligence into the dark corners of everyday human behaviour.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

A beautiful, bold, intently serious film.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A harsh character study that is, in fits and starts, a stunning picture.

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SBS

SBS

Sstitched together with so much wit and self-aware theatricality, it's abundantly clear how Ceylan really feels about the injured egos of the remotely rich.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The esoteric world of masterful Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan proves as vibrant and uneasy as ever ... a Chekhovian meditation on a marriage.

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