This is where we meet Aydin Haluk Bilginer , who spends most of his time running his various properties and dealing with his tenants through his right-hand man Hidayet Ayberk Pekcan , working up the motivation to write his book on the history of Turkish theater, and contributing think-pieces on various Turkish subjects to an unpopular newspaper. Having mostly locked himself up within the confines of his estate but for semi-regular visits from a friend, Aydin seems so closed off from the rest of the world that his ideas border on delusion. They are not easily likable. The predominance of the interior scenes are choking the freedom promised from the outset. Hibernation is generally triggered by cold weather and whilst body temperatures in mammals normally are maintained at the usual level, they may fall much lower and near to freezing point in e. The film ends as Aydın returns home the next day.
The architecture of this room, and more generally the hotel, looks like a natural extension of the muddy scenery of the surroundings, albeit decorated to perfection with minimal furniture, exotic sculptures, and an abundance of books. What Bela Tarr did with images, Nuri Bilge Ceylan accomplishes with dialogue; one hundred percent inclusive assimilation. In the meantime, Nihal visits the house of Hamdi, İsmail, İlyas, and the sick grandmother. If you put your trust in Ceylan and his troupe of brilliant actors, every action will reveal deeper meanings, every frame will contain significant details, and you will leave the theater completely nourished. They are a true reflection on the state of the world, to a view of women and men. This turns into an emotional argument, where he tells her that she is free to divorce from him if she wishes so.
Link to this page: hibernation All of them surrounded by the breathtaking locations of the Turkish landscape, Ceylan displays a unique talent for combining social and political views with an almost magical naturalism, which is executed again in Winter Sleep, but far from seeming like a repetitive formula, Ceylan sets before the audience a unique story, with vastly different landscapes than the ones shown in his previous films, with an equally distinct protagonist. İsmail is insulted by what he sees as an attempt to pay off her conscience and burns the money in the fireplace, to the horror of Nihal. The longest film in competition by far, Winter Sleep's Palme d'Or marked the culmination of the career of , who has twice received the festival's second-place honor, the for 2002's and for 2011's and who won a for 2008's. The situation escalates until İsmail's brother Hamdi intervenes. Nihal is much younger than her husband Aydın.
The composition of these usually place a character often the same , in the middle of landscapes immense, but syrupy or straight line, reflecting like a photograph a feeling or an emotion. However, when Nihal organizes a fundraiser event in their home, Aydın becomes annoyed and tells her that the fundraiser event will be a guaranteed failure due to her lack of experience and bookkeeping skills. As winter begins to clasp the land in its snowy palm, these ordinary people get into some epic conversations amongst themselves, their tenants, and their friends. Nihal learns that İsmail was unemployed after a prison sentence for stabbing a lingerie thief and that İlyas had been suffering from. I get it, believe me.
One day, Aydın and his assistant Hidayet are driving down to the village when a stone shatters the window. Then they developed the story around it. Guardian News and Media Limited. I shot everything in the script and also many more things. Class division is a major theme of the film, and one that, unlike everything else being argued and philosophized by Aydin and his entourage, is more subtly suggested in the events on screen. Unfortunately, he lacks the ability to truly connect with people that seems to save the guys in those other two films. That was the feeling deep inside me during the shooting.
The film was selected as the Turkish entry for the at the , but was not nominated. She tries to give meaning to her life by for developing schools, an activity for which Aydın has not shown much interest. Of course, Ceylan is no stranger to the festival; his 2008 Three Monkeys won him the Best Director Award, and , his previous film before this one, won the Grand Jury Prize highest alternative to the Palme in 2011. Yet these moments are far from useless. That word gets thrown around so much nowadays in reviews that it all but lost its meaning. Induced hypothermia has had experimental use as an anesthetic medium for extensive surgical operations in humans.
He warns her that she should not trust Levent Nadir Sarıbacak , one of the other people involved in the fundraiser, since Aydın considers Levent to lack moral values. Collin wrote: It turns out that most people have at least one very good reason to dislike Aydin: even his wife, whose charity fundraising efforts he dismisses laughingly, criticising the state of her bookkeeping like a teacher ticking off a particularly slow pupil. Each episode would be the center of one or two digressions accurate, the author might even more develop his or her point of view on the topics he wishes to. The true meaning of experience considers that personal factor, makes you feel involved, and soaks you into the world of the film. Ebru, who often debated with him in their collaborations on screenplays opted to end their writing partnership after Winter Sleep. But Ceylan insisted that running time is the last thing on his mind. There is still a point in naming all of the actors, in a hopeful effort that the names — though completely unknown to western tastes — will stick in the mind of readers.
All that, in A plan A minute. The film itself will be hard to follow and like as it has an extremely ambitious running time of three hours and that the film is mostly filled with long conversations , but the end result is rewarding. Finally, Aydın states that he will leave for for several months to make arrangements for his book. As Nihal stares out of the window, silently, Aydin's voice is heard explaining that he cannot live without Nihal, even if she does not love him anymore. Before he leaves, Aydın makes a large anonymous donation in cash. Conversations dominate the film as the inner workings of the characters are slowly revealed. Cine Vue noted that while Ceylan's previous film Once upon a Time in Anatolia might have been inspired by Dostoevsky, Winter Sleep took its inspiration from Chekhov.