30.09. - 09.10.2021

Winter Sleep Germany, France, Turkey 2014 | 196 min | OV | Colour | FF 2014

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

NURI BILGE CEYLAN (*1959) is one of contemporary Turkish cinema's most important figures. His epic Winter Sleep, which was also shown at Filmfest Hamburg, won the Golden Palm in 2014. The Wild Pear Tree also ran in competition at Cannes.

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In the mountains of Cappadocia, ex-actor Aydin runs a hotel where he lives with his wife and sister. As the cold of winter seeps into the rooms, tension grows between Aydin and those around him. He quarrels with the villagers about money and honour, with his sister about matters philosophical and the conflict with his wife becomes a fundamental debate about differing philosophies of love and life. Aydin increasingly manifests himself as a smug cynic who tries to keep the people around him down, as soon as he sees his position of patriarch in danger. Winter Sleep won this year's Palme d'Or in Cannes.
Original title: Kış Uykusu
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language:
Section: Free Port
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Screenplay: Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Cast: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbağ, Ayberk Pekcan, Serhat Kılıç
Producer: Zeynep Özbatur Atakan, Mustafa Dok, Alexandre Mallet-Guy
Director of Photography: Gökhan Tiryaki
Music: Andreas Mücke
Production Design: Gamze Kuş
Editor: Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Bora Gökşingöl
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Weltkino Filmverleih GmbH
World Sales: Memento Films International
Production: Zeyno Films, Memento Films Production, Bredok Film Production
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