03 Monday 03rd November 2014
I rarely keep up with the film festival circuit, as they've recently devolved into corporate cash cows. Cannes, however, still seems to have something to it. I usually try and catch the recipient of the Palme d'Or, especially after last year's Blue Is The Warmest Colour, which did well to rip the hearts out of its viewers' chests.
I recently learned that Winter Sleep took the prize this year. It's a Turkish film about a retired actor reigning over an impoverished mountain village where he purchased a hotel. The plot apparently untangles at a snail's pace, but folks are saying there hasn't been a better examination of the relationship between the haves and have nots in cinema for a long time. Even though it's set in the mountains of Anatolia, it's no doubt an accurate parable of our times.
Check it out.
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