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Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan says his film "Winter Sleep," which deals with the huge divide between rich and poor, the powerful and the powerless in modern-day Turkey, is not based on current events.Running a challenging three hours and 16 minutes, Ceylan's feature has got some of the best reviews of any film shown so far at Cannes, with the French newspaper Le Monde calling it "magnificent".Ceylan has made more than six feature films since 1997, and been lauded at Cannes for his films "Uzak," "Climates," "Three Monkeys" and "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia".He recollected how he used to indulge his love of film as a young man when he worked as a waiter in London's Brixton area. Ceylan is perfectly aware that a film running more than three hours is not the cinematic norm.
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