Summary: Inspired by several short stories by Anton Chekhov, Winter Sleep is set in Anatolia, in the stunning Cappadocia region where homes are carved into the volcanic rock. It is here that Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel with his young wife Nihal, with whom he has a stormy relationship, and his recently-divorced sister Necla. Aydin also owns several businesses and homes in the surrounding village. As winter arrives and the snow begins to fall, the guests leave and lingering resentments come to the surface in the hotel and beyond. Strikingly beautiful and with incisive dialogue, Winter Sleep is another giant step forward in Ceylan’s ongoing, illuminating exploration of the human condition.
Australian Cinema Release Date: 13th November, 2014
Australian DVD Release Date: TBA
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Screenwriter: Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Blige Ceylan, Anton Chekhov
Cast: Demet Akbag (Necla), Haluk Bilginer (Aydin), Emirhan Domuktutan (Ilyas), Ekrem Ilhan (Ekrem), Nejat Isler (Ismail), Serhat Mustafa Kilic (Hamdi), Tamer Levent (Suavi), Mehmet Ali Nuroglu (Timur), Rabia Ozel (Fatma), Ayberk Pekcan (Hidayet), Nadir Saribacak (Levent), Melisa Sozen (Nihal), Fatma Deniz Yildiz (Sevda)
Runtime: 196 mins
OUR WINTER SLEEP REVIEWS & RATINGS:
Greg King: You can check out Greg’s Winter Sleep review on www.filmreviews.net.au
Other Subculture Entertainment Winter Sleep reviews: For our full Winter Sleep review please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #105 .