Debut Trailer for Palme d’Or Contender WINTER SLEEP

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Here’s the debut trailer for the film that is reportedly the bookies’ favorite for the Cannes Film Festival gold: Nuri Bilge Ceylan‘s drama Winter Sleep.

A follow-up to Ceylan’s expansive 2011 feature Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, clocks in at a mere 3 hours and 16 minutes and will be visually stunning as he filmed again in Anadolia, but this time in striking Cappadocia during wintertime.

The story follows Aydin, a retired actor who holds a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal, which he is emotionally distant from. His sister Necla is still suffering from her recent divorce.

Most of the Feature Films Jury at this year’s Cannes Festival are not visually oriented directors, and in my opinion it is not really clear if the jury will agree to give him the prize.

Hit the jump to check out the first trailer for Winter Sleep, starring Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, and Demet Akbag.

Subtitles aren’t available for the video.

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