“A ravishingly beautiful magnum opus… tunnels into the everyday existence of a middle-aged former actor and emerges with a multifaceted study of human frailty whose moral implications resonate far beyond its remote Turkish setting.” – Variety
Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Palme d’Or winning Winter Sleep unfolds in a rural village in Cappadocia, central Anatolia, one of the world’s most spectacular and sparse landscapes. Here Aydin, a former actor runs a traditional cave hotel where he lives with his family and is something of a celebrity to the locals. As the winter snow begins to blanket the picturesque village for the quiet season, we witness the unfolding of seemingly everyday conversations and interactions between Aydin and those closest to him, only to find they are anything but.
Subtle and nuanced, this psychologically engrossing character study of a man coming face to face with his true self is evidence of a masterful filmmaker at work. An unmissable festival highlight.
Screening supported by the Australian Government through the Australia International Cultural Council Film Program, an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.