Friday, November 7, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Reception following the screening
Remis Auditorium,
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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WINTER SLEEP
Kış Uykusu

Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
196 min. / 2014
Cast: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbağ, Ayberk Pekcan, Serhat Mustafa Kılıç, Nejat İşler, Tamer Levent, Nadir Sarıbacak

Winner of Palme d’Or at the 67th Cannes Film Festival

Kis Uykusu | Winter Sleep

 


Synopsis


Aydın, 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...

 

Nuri Bilge CEYLAN

Nuri Bilge CeylanNuri Bilge Ceylan was born in Istanbul in 1959.  His first feature film, “The Town” (Kasaba), and his second feature, “Clouds of May” (Mayıs Sıkıntısı), won numerous awards. His third film, “Distant” (Uzak), received the Grand Prix and the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003 and was praised internationally. His film “Climate” (İklimler) was the recipient of the FIPRESCI Award at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and received international praise by critics and experts. In 2008, his film “Three Monkeys” (Üç Maymun) won the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2011 “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” (Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da), among many prestigious awards also received Cannes Film Festival’s Grand Prix. All Nuri Bilge Ceylan films were screened in the Boston Turkish Film Festival in various years. In 2004, the first Nuri Bilge Ceylan retrospective in the U.S. was co-presented by the Boston Turkish Film Festival and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.