Dir: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Turkey | 2014 | 196 mins | Cert: Club | Language: Turkish
Starring: Haluk Bilginer, Demet Akbag, Melisa Sözen, Ayberk Pekcan, Nejat Isler
Inspired by short stories by famed Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, we find aging actor-turned-hotelier Mr. Aydin (Haluk Bilginer), trapped by the coming winter snowfall with his wife and the local townspeople, cut off from the outside world.
As the weather turns, so does Aydin, revealing himself as aspiring tyrant and an object of scorn and increasing derision by those around him. Can Aydin save his reputation before he is buried in an avalanche of his own creating? - Calgary International Film Festival 2014
Winner - Palm D‚Or, Cannes Film Festival 2014
“a stunning picture…powerful” ???? The Guardian