Synopsis by Perry Seibert
Nuri Bilge Ceylan's drama Winter Sleep stars Haluk Bilginer as Aydin, a one-time actor of some renown who runs a hotel in a remote part of Central Anatolia. Although he believes himself to be a good and kind man, he has a series of interactions that force him to consider the lies he tells himself in order to construct his life and identity. Challenging his perceptions of himself and his life are his younger wife, his sister, and a local family who pay Aydin rent. Winter Sleep won the Palme d'or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.