Winter Sleep

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Release Date: December 19, 2014 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: April 7, 2015

3h 16m | Drama

Aydin (Haluk Bilginer), a wealthy, retired actor, lives in a mountain village in rural Turkey. He owns a hotel where he lives with his wife Nihal, as well as a number of nearby houses and businesses. He also writes a weekly newspaper column.

However, he's an arrogant man who is indifferent to the suffering around him, including the extreme poverty of his tenants. Nihal, who busies herself with philanthropic enterprises, considers him unbearable — judgmental, stingy and misanthropic. She's so tired of him that she's considering divorce. For the sake of his marriage, Ayden decides to retire to Istanbul for the winter and during this time, the decisions he and his wife make have humorous and wrenching consequences.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Studio: Adopt Films
Producer(s): Zeynep Özbatur Atakan
Cast: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag, Ayberk Pekcan, Serhat Kiliç
Writer(s): Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ebru Ceylan

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