Winter Sleep

Kiş Uykusu
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Turkey, Germany, France, 2014, drama, 196 min, turkish with english and lithuanian subtitles, N-16

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.


2014  – Palme d‘Or and FIPRESCI prize at Cannes Film Festival.

About the director:

Nuri Bilge Ceylan was born in Istambul, 1959. After graduating from Engineering Department of Bosphorus University, he studied Film Making for two years at Mimar Sinan University, Istambul. His debut feature Small Town (Kasaba, 1997) won Caligari prize at Berlin International Film Festival. His third feature Distant (Uzak, 2002) received the Grand Prix and award for Best Actor at Cannes, and was praised internationally. His film Climates (Iklimer, 2006) won the FIPRESCI Award at Cannes and received international prize by critics and experts.

Winter Sleep poster - A3.

Section: Retrospektyva

Screenplay: Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Dir. of Photography: Gökhan Tiryaki

Cast: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbağ, Ayberk Pekcan, Serhat Kiliç