Tuesday, 18 November 2014

WINTER SLEEP

Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities... —IMDB

Very slow - and runs for 3 hours 16 minutes! Mostly dialogue with the occasional increase in tension but consists primarily of people sitting drinking tea or wine and conversing. In my opinion, an hour or so could have been discarded. The best part is the last half hour when things pick up a bit. It’s a beautiful movie in many ways, but the pace and length will put most people off.

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