Watch The U.S. Trailer For Palme d'Or Winner WINTER SLEEP
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...With Winter Sleep appearing this weekend at Telluride, then Toronto, and finally a theatrical release later this year, its U.S. distributor Adopt Films has released a trailer.
And while it's nothing special in the art of trailer editing, it will no doubt further intrigue those, like myself, who are already invested in Ceylan's contemplative, onion-peeling style cinema (his last film, Once Upon A Time In Anatolia sat in the # 2 spot on my favorite films of 2012). Otherwise, the spectacular widescreen cinematography of Anatolia should entice viewers unfamiliar with his work. As reviews go, our own Ben Croll was both exasperated and fascinated by the work, concluding that "The film can be easily criticized as being too talky, overlong and a tough sit. All of which is entirely true! But there is some kind of cumulative value in the stacks of minutes and words that pile up and topple onto each other."