Kış Uykusu

Winter Sleep | Kis Uykusu | Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Boston Turkish Film Festival

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...

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Cannes Film Festival, France (2014): Palme d'Or, FIPRESCI Prize
  • Asia Pacific Screen Award, Australia (2014): Achievement in Directing
  • French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (2014): Best Foreign Film
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, U.S.A. (2014): Best Foreign Film 2nd Place
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival, U.S.A. (2015): Best Actor (Haluk Bilginer)
  • SIYAD (Turkish Film Critics Association) Awards (2015): Best Film, Best Directing, Best Actress (Melisa Sozen),  Best Actor (Haluk Bilginer), Best Actor in Supporting Role (Ayberk Pekcan), Best Cinematography 


"One of the greatest living filmmakers, Nuri Bilge Ceylan will probably never be nominated for an Oscar. “Winter Sleep” might have had the best shot at a best foreign language nod, despite its 196-minute length, as it is one of his more accessible films and includes the kind of brilliantly acted, high-pitched dramatics that the Academy likes — especially in one long scene when Aydin, the grumpy ex-actor protagonist has a no-holds-barred, decade-purging argument with his sister. As in many of Ceylan’s films, the eldritch landscapes of Anatolia serve as projections of inner torments and truths. And whimsy — Aydin owns a country inn that blends into the surroundings like a home in Hobbiton crossed with a hacienda." -- Peter Keough, film critic


Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Boston Turkish Film FestivalNuri 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 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. In 2009, Nuri Bilge Ceylan was presented the Boston Turkish Film Festival Excellence in Turkish Cinema Award.


6:30 pm

Additional Special Screenings:

FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015 | 6:30pm

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015 | 6:30pm

THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015 | 6:30pm

FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015 | 6:30pm

SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015 | 12:30pm

SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015 | 12:30pm

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015 | 6:30pm

Remis Auditorium

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston


Winter Sleep | Kis Uykusu | Boston Turkish Film Festival

Winner of 2014
Cannes Film Festival
Palme d'Or

Directed by
Nuri Bilge Ceylan


Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen,
Demet Akbağ, Ayberk Pekcan,
Serhat Kılıç, Nejat İşler,
Tamer Levent, Nadir Sarıbacak

2014 / 196 min.
with English subtitles

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