Clocking in at 197 minutes, the latest work from Nuri Bilge Ceylan delighted both the jury (who gave it the esteemed Palme d’Or) and the critics (read our positive review) at Cannes Film Festival. Now, with an Oscar in its sights, the fine folks at Adopt Films will be giving Winter Sleep a U.S. release at the end of the year, and it’s an experience we greatly recommend.
We said in our review, “The hotel at the center of the drama in Winter Sleep – both the newest film from Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan and sure to be one of the most-beloved titles at this year’s Cannes Film Festival — sits high above the villages in the remotest part of the Anatolian plateau. The film’s protagonist, Mr. Aydin, lives in a paradise: a majestic collection of small houses for his pile of books, the guests he forms friendly relationships with for brief periods of time, and numerous warm fires that protect him from the harsh oncoming winter. He has also unknowingly built a prison for his sister, his wife, and himself, remaining so closed-off from the world that his thoughts have become deluded.”
Ahead of the December 19th release, the distributor has released the first U.S. trailer (which is similar to the last one, but with the addition of subtitles), new stills, a poster, and the initial roll-out plans. The film was produced by the director’s own NBC Films, amongst the most notable when it comes those seeking a production company in Turkey. Check out everything below.
Lincoln Plaza Cinemas/New York, NY
Angelika Film Center/New York, NY
Royal/W. Los Angeles, CA
Edwards Westpark 8/Irvine, CA
Angelika Film Center at Mosaic/Fairfax, VA
Angelica Pop-Up/Washington, DC
Miami Beach Cinematheque / Miami, FL
Living Room Theatres/Boca Raton, FL
Living Room Theatres/Portland, OR
Angelika Film Center/Dallas, TX
Check the official site as more dates gets announced. A