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Winter Sleep

Flames of human emotions burn beneath the layers of cold snow
A hotel owner and landlord in a remote Turkish village deals with conflicts within his family and a tenant behind on his rent.
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...
Original title
Kis uykusu
English title
Winter Sleep
Year
2014
Country
Language
TR, EN
Subtitles
CZ
Running time
189 min
Genre

Festivals
National
Be2Can
International
Cannes

Awards

Cannes IFF
Palme d'Or
2014
Turkish Film Critics Association Awards
Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography
2014
Toronto IFF
Masters
2014

Media reception

The Guardian
"A huge, sombre and compelling tragicomedy set in Turkey's vast Anatolian steppe; it moves at the pace of a north Atlantic convoy.“
Daily Telegraph
"A beautiful, bold, intently serious film about a failing marriage in: think The Shining as retold by Chekhov, without the axe and spooks.“

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