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Cannes went crazy for Nuri Bilge Ceylan's latest, Winter Sleep, follows an isolated actor dealing with marital breakdown. The Turkish drama, from the director of Once Upon an Time in Anatolia and Uzak, scored winner of the Palme d'Or (Best Film) at Cannes this year and - after watching the weighty new trailer - it's not difficult to see why.

How's this for a slick slice of Sleep?

Like that? Here's the official synopsis:

Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities…

Every director has some particular traits and Nuri Bilge Ceylan is no exception. Vast country landscapes look like his thing and - paired with human-scapes and haunting dialogue - I feel like cinephiles are onto something good with Winter Sleep.


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