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...
- Written by Cannes Film Festival

The Washington Post

 An experience to remember.
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

“...intricate, monumental and mysterious. This is masterfully staged and performed.”
-Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader

“Ravishingly Beautiful.

-The Guardian


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Cannes Film Review: ‘Winter Sleep’

Don't be daunted by the running time: This character study from Turkish master Nuri Bilge Ceylan is a richly engrossing experience

Cannes Palme d’Or Winner ‘Winter Sleep’ Acquired By Adopt Films

By  | Monday June 23, 2014 @ 8:46am PDT

Adopt Films Acquires This Year’s Palme d’Or Winner ‘Winter Sleep’

"Winter Sleep," the acclaimed but surprising winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival, has been acquired by Adopt Films for U.S. distribution.