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4 - 25 November 2023: Winter Sleep


Winter Sleep
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2014, 196 min

“Winner of the Palme d’Or of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, [Winter Sleep] blends elements of Ibsen, Dostoyevsky, and Chekhov into a three-part symphony in dialogue. Aydin imagines himself the local potentate in the district of Anatolia that surrounds his mountaintop hotel. A former actor who now bloviates in the local newspaper, Aydin’s supreme self-confidence blinds him to the resentment of those he takes to be his natural subjects – not just the villagers, but his wife and sister, who live with him in his mountain redoubt. Focusing on the seemingly unbridgeable divisions between classes and generations, Ceylan develops his themes of guilt, responsibility, faith, and spirituality into a family drama with deep implications.” – MOMA

Part of our Histoire(s) du cinéma series