is pleased to support the
Screening of "Winter Sleep"
The Arts Council of New Orleans
Set in vast, snowy Anatolia, Winter Sleep is a gorgeous, emotional, and epic study of relationships. Allegedly inspired by Chekhov's fiction, it largely takes place at a small hotel in Anatolia, although the looming city of Istanbul is always at the psychic heart of the film. Filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan's 2011 Once Upon a Time in Anatolia was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes, and his 2008 Three Monkeys won him the Best Director award. Winter Sleep is his seventh film.