Winter Sleep
Winter Sleep

Winter Sleep

Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Production year 2014

Length 196min.

Country Turkey/Germany/France


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...


Palme d'Or, FIPRESCI Prize | Cannes IFF, France, 2014


Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Nuri Bilge Ceylan



Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan


Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Director of Photography

Gökhan Tiryaki

Production designer

Gamze Kus


Thomas Robert, Lars Ginzel


Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Bora Göksingöl


Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbağ, Ayberk Pekcan, Serhat Mustafa Kiliç

Production company(ies)

Zeynofilm Bredok Filmproduction Memento Films Production

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Born 1959, Istanbul, Turkey) Director and photographer. After graduating from Electrics and Electronics Engineering Department of Bosphorus University, Istanbul, he studied Film Making for two years at Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul. In Cannes-2003, his Distant won the Grand Prize of the Jury and The Best Actor Prize (Muzaffer Ozdemir & Emin Toprak). In Cannes-2004, Ceylan was awarded the France Culture Award as the Foreign Cineaste of the Year.


Cocoon (1995, short), The Small Town (1997), Clouds of May (1999), Distant (2002), Climates (2006), Three Monkeys (2008), Once upon a Time in Anatolia (2011), Winter Sleep (2014).

FILMS 2014