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Winter Sleep - Kış Uykusu 1
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.


Cannes Film Festival 2014

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Once Upon A Time in Anatolia
Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da
Life in a small town is akin to journeying in the middle of the steppes: the sense that "something new and different" will spring up behind every hill, but always unerringly similar, tapering, vanishing or lingering monotonous roads.

Cannes Film Festival 2011
Grand Prix

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Three Monkeys - Üç Maymun
A family dislocated when small failings blow up into extravagant lies battles against the odds to stay together by covering up the truth... In order to avoid hardship and responsibilities that would otherwise be impossible to endure, the family chooses to ignore the truth, not to see, hear or talk about it. But does playing “Three Monkeys” invalidate the truth of its existence?

Cannes Film Festival 2008
Best Director Award

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Climates - İklimler

Man was made to be happy for simple reasons and unhappy for even simpler ones - just as he is born for simple reasons and dies for even simpler ones... Isa and Bahar are two lonely figures dragged through the ever-changing climate of their inner selves in pursuit of a happiness that no longer belongs to them.

Cannes Film Festival 2006
Fipresci Award

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Distant - Uzak

A photographer who is haunted by the feeling that the gap between his life and his ideals is growing finds himself obliged to put up in his apartment a young relative who has left behind his village looking for a job aboard a ship in Istanbul to go abroad.

Cannes Film Festival 2003
Grand Prix and Best Actor Prize

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Clouds of May - Mayıs Sıkıntısı

This May in the town seems to be warmer and gloomier than the previous years. Still, everyone seems to be happy despite their small worries and lives closed for any surprises. However, this happiness is a little disturbed by the arrival of Muzaffer who has made up his mind to shoot a film in this town where he had passed his childhood.

Berlin Film Festival 2000
In Competition
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The Small Town - Kasaba

KASABA describes relationships between members of a Turkish family in a small town. The first part is in a primary school where the family's 11 year old daughter is a pupil... The second part is in spring. We see the girl with her brother and their journey to the corn field where their family are waiting for them... In the third part the brother and sister witness the complexities and darkness of the adult world.

Berlin Film Festival 1998
Caligari Prize
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Cocoon - Koza  (Short Film)

Due to some painful experiences of their past, an old couple at their seventies live separately. One day they come together again. But the meeting which they hope will heal the lingering pain doesn't give the expected results.



Cannes Film Festival 1995
In Competition

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