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World Cinema

Winter Sleep

(Kis uykusu)

Year 2014
Runtime 196 mins
Language Turkish | English
Subtitles Yes

Inspired by short stories by famed Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, we find aging actor-turned-hotelier Mr. Aydın (Haluk Bilginer), trapped by the coming winter snowfall with his wife and the local townspeople, cut off from the outside world. 

As the weather turns, so does Aydin, revealing himself as aspiring tyrant and an object of scorn and increasing derision by those around him. Can Aydin save his reputation before he is buried in an avalanche of his own creating?

Winter Sleep is Turkey’s official entry for Best Foreign Film at this year’s Academy Awards and the winner of the Palme d’Or winner at Cannes.

Countries

France Germany Turkey
Awards
Palme d'Or, FIPRESCI Prize - Cannes
Festivals
Cannes 2014, Toronto International Film Festival 2014
Director
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Executive Producer
Sezgi Ustun
Producer
Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan
Screenwriter
Anton Chekhov (Short Stories), Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ebru Ceylan
Cinematographer
Gökhan Tiryaki
Editor
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Bora Goksingol
Cast
Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sozen, Demet Akbag