In his new film, Nuri Bilge Ceylan takes the direction of his previous work, Winter Sleep (winner of the Palme d’Or), to new heights in a story that focuses on a young man at a crossroads. Sinan, a literature enthusiast, returns home from college to the provincial town of his childhood, set on raising money to publish his first novel. But he finds the situation at home is far from encouraging. Meticulous cinematography and performances are intertwined with complex, philosophical dialogues to yield another extraordinary work from the Turkish master.

‘This film attempts to tell the story of a young man who senses with a feeling of guilt that he is different in a way that he cannot come to accept.. As the saying goes, “what a father keeps hidden is revealed in the son”...The film tells the story of a boy being inevitably dragged into the same destiny as his father, in a plot loaded with painful experiences.’ Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Director.