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December 19, 2014

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Winter Sleep | Nuri Bilge Ceylan

December 19, 2014

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep opens on the smoldering aftermath of a brushfire, gray smoke rising off the charred earth as the wind blows and birds coo in the background. It’s a serene and beautiful image, and knowing Ceylan, one expects it to linger a while, considering his obsession with long, static takes. But after a few seconds, before we’ve really had a chance to ponder what he’s showing us, he cuts to a different image, a wide shot of…

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