Inspired by short stories by famed Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, we find aging actor-turned-hotelier Mr. Aydın (Haluk Bilginer), trapped by the coming winter snowfall with his wife and the local townspeople, cut off from the outside world.
As the weather turns, so does Aydin, revealing himself as aspiring tyrant and an object of scorn and increasing derision by those around him. Can Aydin save his reputation before he is buried in an avalanche of his own creating?
Winter Sleep is Turkey’s official entry for Best Foreign Film at this year’s Academy Awards and the winner of the Palme d’Or winner at Cannes.
- Palme d'Or, FIPRESCI Prize - Cannes
- Cannes 2014, Toronto International Film Festival 2014
- Nuri Bilge Ceylan
- Executive Producer
- Sezgi Ustun
- Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan
- Anton Chekhov (Short Stories), Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ebru Ceylan
- Gökhan Tiryaki
- Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Bora Goksingol
- Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sozen, Demet Akbag