Not everybody’s going to Hassle Fest, I assume. It wouldn’t be safe, for one thing. For another thing, tonight the MFA hosts the Boston premiere of WINTER SLEEP, Nuri Bilge Ceylan‘s Palme d’Or winning, three-hour-plus existential crisis. Not everybody’s going to want to miss it.
Ceylan – a youngish Turk revered by many as heir to Tarr and Tarkovsky‘s bleak Euro-austerity – returns with his longest, most lugubrious film yet, in which hangers-on at an off-season Anatolian hotel wax metaphysical, maudlin, and at length. Much as the rest of us will be doing at Hassle Fest. I hope.
WINTER SLEEP (2014) DIR. NURI BILGE CEYLAN
$12 Members, $15 Non-members
As part of The Boston Turkish Festival’s Documentary & Short Film Competition.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium
Boston, MA 02115