Winter Sleep: A troubled Turkish community, sociocultural gaps and the brutal solitude in Cappadocia

The masterpiece of Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Winter Sleep, brought him Palme d'Or last year. The trailer is now available also in English.

The film explores the microcosmic social life in Cappadocia through the story of Aydin who is a former actor and runs a small hotel in the town with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a tempestuous relationship. Aydin's sister Necla appears also as a suffering character who has recently divorced. The approaching winter and the brutal solitude in the hotel fuels with in-depth intellectual discourse that is discernible in the dialogues of the much confused and less pacified characters. The compelling and skillful cinematography of Ceylan demonstrates the fragility of human being and our improbable behaviours. He does so by responding macro sociocultural complexities with his eminent micro ethnographic insights.