North American festivalgoers will at last get a taste of what made Cannes go crazy for Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Palme d’Or winner “Winter Sleep” when it hits Telluride this weekend, and Toronto in September. Watch the new trailer below.
Ceylan’s chamber drama peers into the dynamic of an isolated and idle ensemble, comprised of a retired actor-turned-inn keeper, his young, attractive wife, and his recently divorced sister. Tension amplifies as Cappadocian winter moves in, forcing the group into closer proximity — and a caged refuge, where relationships and psyches self-destruct on the way to self-preservation. What happens when an individual looks too closely at themselves?