Trailer for ‘Winter’s Sleep’, winner of this year’s Palme D’or

It seems with each passing year, Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan has been gaining more momentum on the world stage. His last five films, going back to 2003, have all won an award at the Cannes film festival and finally in 2014 with Winter’s Sleep has he brought home the Palme D’or — arguably the most prestigious award in film. Though it seemed impossible that Ceylan could possibly outdo the masterful Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, he continues to impress on the world stage becoming only the second Turkish filmmaker to take away the top prize. Returning to Anatolia, this film is about a self-absorbed former actor turned hotelier and the tempestuous relationships that surround him. Head of the Cannes jury, Jane Campion spoke highly of the film suggesting that even at it’s 3 hour running length, she could have easily stayed in that world another couple of hours. The film’s trailer is in Turkish with french subtitles but even if you cannot understand, there is a breadth of stunning images and strong emotions. This is easily be one of the most anticipated films of the year.

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