“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.” (Weltkino Verleih) “Nuri Bilge Ceylan is at the peak of his powers with “Winter Sleep”, a richly engrossing and ravishingly beautiful magnum opus that surely qualifies as the least boring 196-minute movie ever made. Following Ceylan’s sublime 2011 drama “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia”, this equally assured but considerably more accessible character study tunnels into the everyday existence of a middle-aged former actor turned comfortably situated hotel owner – and emerges with a multifaceted study of human frailty whose moral implications resonate far beyond its remote Turkish setting.” (Variety, by Justin Chang) Winner of the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival 2014. Theatrical release Germany: 11th December 2014

Saturday, 29.11.2014 – 7:30 pm (presented by Wim Wenders) – in the presence of leading actress Melisa Sözen

With support of the Turkish Embassy



Berlin Premiere 



OT: Kış Uykusu, 2014
Country: Turkey, Germany, France – German coproduction: Bredok Film Production,
Production: Zeyno Films, Memento Films Production, Bredok Film Production – funding by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and others
Cast: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbağ, Ayberk Pekcan, Serhat Mustafa Kılıç, Nejat Isler, Tamer Levent
Format: DCP / Coulour
Length: 196 min.
Language: Turkish / German subtitles
World Sales: Memento Films,
Distribution Germany: Weltkino Verleih,
Festivals: Cannes, New Horizons, Sarajewo, Helsinki, San Sebastián, São Paulo, Vancouver, Busan, Chicago, Abu Dhabi etc.
Awards: Cannes Golden Palm and FIPRESCI Prize etc., 3 Nominations European Film Awards 2014