‘Winter Sleep’ to be shown in Russia

‘Winter Sleep’ to be shown in Russia

MOSCOW – Doğan News Agency
‘Winter Sleep’ to be shown in Russia

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Winter Sleep" will be screened for the first time in Russia as part of a festival.

Internationally acclaimed Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s film “Kış Uykusu” (Winter Sleep) is set to be screened in Russia at a festival bringing together the modern adaptations of writer Anton Chekhov’s works.

During the event, members of the public will also be able to come together with foreign and Russian cinema artists. 

“Winter Sleep,” which was inspired by Chekhov, won the Palme d’Or Award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. 

Haluk Bilginer, Demet Akbağ, Melisa Sözen, Ayberk Pekcan, Nejat İşler, Serhat Kılıç, Tamer Levent, Nadir Sarıbacak and  Mehmet Ali Nuroğlu all star in the 196-minute film. 

The festival, organized as part of the International Bridge of Arts Festival, will be held between Feb. 5 and 10 in movie theaters in Rostov and Taganrog.  

Set in modern-day Turkey, the film portrays the family drama of a Cappadocian hotel owner and his wife’s decaying relationship as his sister grapples with the aftermath of a divorce. 

The film was Ceylan’s most-watched film in Turkey.