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Cannes winner Winter Sleep shot on Sony CineAlta F65

Sony, Sydney, 30 May 2014: Turkey’s Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the Palme d’Or at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival ceremony on Saturday night for his film Winter Sleep, cinematography by Gökhan Tiryaki.

The award-winning film, shot on a Sony CineAlta F65, is telling the story of a family running a hotel in the snowy Turkish mountains of Cappadocia.

Winter Sleep

Ceylan’s films are known for their beautiful photographic shots and long takes, and the aesthetic appearance of his movies is of paramount importance. So his choice of cameras is extremely considered.

For Winter Sleep, Ceylan opted to shoot on a Sony CineAlta F65. “We made a comparison test before we started, and as soon as I saw the results I decided on the F65 as there was a huge difference with this camera. The F65 is the first time I’ve seen something better than 35mm” he says. 

“The resolution, the natural colours and especially the skin tones really appeal to me” Ceylan added. “I thought 4K would give me more freedom to reframe images if required as the quality is so high. That freedom I think is very important to a filmmaker. The F65 is the best 4K camera around at the moment.”

The movie Winter Sleep is released worldwide in May 2014. To find out more, watch the behind the scenes here.

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