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Turkish film favourite for top Cannes prize

Some say Winter Sleep is a metaphor for current political issues in Turkey, but the movie's creators deny the claim.

Last updated: 22 May 2014 01:12
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The Turkish film Winter Sleep is being touted as the favourite to win the top prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

It tells the story of a powerful, wealthy man, who dreams of playing God. But the main character has a skewed moral compass and tries to control the destinies of his subjects.

Some are interpreting the film as a metaphor for current issues in the country, like freedom of speech. But the film's producers deny this claim.

Al Jazeera's Phil Lavelle reports from Cannes.

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