Winter Sleep

Synopsis: 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...
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Production: Adopt Films
  16 wins & 28 nominations.
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196 min

The glass is there. You tell me.

It's no simple matter.

We nearly crashed, Ismail.

What do you expect?

Am I wrong?

Anyway, we'll pay for it.

Look, it's not just about the money.

Call the kid and ask him

what got into him.

We asked him already,

but he wouldn't say.

We nearly died out there,

because of a shitty little stone.

It's no joke, Ismail.


Come here!

Did you throw the stone, son?

Did you?


Did you throw that stone?

Go now.

There was no need for that.

Don't go over the top.

But it's not so simple.

That's why I'm telling you.


How's that? Happy?

Is that all right now?

Feel better?

A slap for a broken window.

Is that enough for you two?

Or should I call him back

for some more?

What's all this, Ismail?

What's happening?


The kid fell in the water.

We brought him back.

But we shouldn't have bothered.

Our Ilyas broke their car window.

- He broke their window?

- Yes.

So they're here to make us pay.

Did I say that?

Didn't I say we brought him home

so he wouldn't get sick?

Cut it out.

You took our fridge and TV

for a lousy rent. Isn't that enough?

Now you're hassling a kid?

- Stop showing off, Ismail.

- What did you say?

- Don't bullshit me, Ismail.

- What bullshit?

Ismail, don't piss me off.

What the f*ck?

- Whatever. Get lost.

- What the f*ck did you say?

Stop bullshitting.

You come and hassle me at home.

Who the hell do you think you are?

I've no time for all this...

- Clear off, Hamdi. I'll f*ck him up!

- Ismail!

Come here!

Come here, I'm telling you.

Don't make it any worse.

Ismail, I'm talking to you.

Let go.

I'll f*ck him over right here.

Stop it!

I'll kill that fucker.

I'll f*ck you up, son of a bitch.

Come on, throw it, you fucker.

- Stop cursing, son of a bitch!

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Ebru Ceylan

Ebru Ceylan (née Yapıcı, born 1976) is a Turkish photographer, actress, screenwriter and art director. She is married to collaborator Nuri Bilge Ceylan.Ebru Yapıcı was born in Ankara and studied film and television at Marmara University and Mimar Sinan University. The Ceylans starred together in the 2006 film Climates, which they also co-wrote, beginning a writing collaboration that would include Three Monkeys (2008), Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011) and the Palme d'Or-winning Winter Sleep (2014).Nuri Bilge described their writing relationship, which Ebru opted to end after Winter Sleep, saying "Since she is my wife she has the right to say anything. We fight a lot actually, sometimes till the morning, but it's very useful". For Winter Sleep, Ebru received a nomination for the European Film Award for Best Screenwriter. more…

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