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WATCH: Gorgeous First Trailer for 'Once Upon a Time in Anatolia' Director's Next Film, Heading to Cannes

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood May 6, 2014 at 1:56PM

A gorgeous trailer has landed for Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's latest effort, the 196-minute "Winter Sleep," set to compete for the Palme d'Or at the upcoming Cannes. Ceylan's brilliant "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia," which nabbed the Jury Prize at Cannes in 2011, is an existential police procedural epic, incorporating a color palette that would make David Fincher envious and set in the bleak, haunting landscape of rural Turkey.
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"Winter Sleep"
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A gorgeous trailer has landed for Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's latest effort, the 196-minute "Winter Sleep," set to compete for the Palme d'Or at the upcoming Cannes. Ceylan's brilliant "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia," which nabbed the Jury Prize at Cannes in 2011, is an existential police procedural epic, incorporating a color palette that would make David Fincher envious and set in the bleak, haunting landscape of rural Turkey. It's a must-see.

"Winter Sleep" again returns to the Turkish countryside, here to the lunar-like valley of Cappadocia. This first trailer has no English subtitles, but the stunning visuals are enough to have us completely hooked. It follows a former actor and his acrimonious relationships with his wife and sister, both of whom he works with to run a hotel in the fantastically rocky region.

No word yet on US distribution.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.