Turkish Film ‘Winter Sleep’ Wins Top Prize at Cannes Film Festival

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan accepted the coveted Palm d'Or for his film "Winter Sleep" at the Cannes Film Festival 2014.

Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan dedicated the award to “the young people of Turkey, those who lost their lives during the last year.” Running more than three hours, “Winter Sleep” is about a family running a hotel in the snowy Turkish hills and their strained relationship with their village tenants.


This is a great surprise for me,” Mr. Ceylan said in English. “This year is the 100th year of Turkish cinema, and it’s a good coincidence, I think.”

American actress Julianne Moore won the best actress award for her portrayal of an aging film star in David Cronenberg's dark Hollywood parody, "Maps to the Stars."

Bennett Miller won the award for best director. His wrestling drama “Foxcatcher” stars Channing Tatum and Steve Carell.

Best actor went to Timothy Spall who stars as British painter J.M.W. Turner in “Mr. Turner.”


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