Set in the picturesque and beautiful Cappadocia region in central Turkey, the film follows retired actor Aydin (Haluk Bilginer), who has inherited a small hotel. He is ensconced with his recently divorced sister (Demet Akbag), his much younger (and growingly discontented) wife (Melisa Sözen), and a host of guests. A seemingly trivial incident sets in motion a clash of personalities that puts the group as odds, and makes them reflect on the path their lives have taken. Winter Sleep is about modern life: confronting its dream, its despair, and its complicated reality-from the highest joy to deepest depression. It's cinema of the highest order, with a superb cast that takes you into another wolrd and won't let you go.