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.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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