Winter Sleep (2014)

In Cappadocia I met a U.K. couple who were cycling from England to China. They took a break to visit the region inspired by this film.

Click PLAY or watch a trailer on YouTube.

Winter Sleep is a 2014 Turkish film directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, adapted from the short story, “The Wife” by Anton Chekhov and one subplot of The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

The story is set in Anatolia and examines the significant divide between the rich and poor as well as the powerful and powerless in Turkey.

At the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the film won the Palme d’Or and the FIPRESCI Prize.

Haluk Bilginer as Aydın, a former actor who is now a writer, hotel owner, and landlord is in nearly every scene. He is excellent.

The cinematography is superb.

It’s a very long film. Over 3 hours. Long intimate dialogues reveal the characters. Slowly.

Too slowly for me. I don’t have that kind of patience.



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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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