Renowned film director Nuri Bilge Ceylan wins Cannes best film award Saturday for his latest film Winter Sleep.
ankara eskort ankara rus escort Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan won another ankara escort partner international award Saturday, picking up the prestigious 67th Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or as best for his latest film, Kis eryaman escort Uykusu (Winter Sleep).
Receiving his award from American film director Quentin Tarantino and actress Uma Thurman, the 55-year old director dedicated his award to young people of Turkey those who lost their lives during the last year in an apparent reference to people who were killed during anti-government protests in the country last summer.
Ceylans seventh film, Winter Sleep, runs 186 minutes and is set in modern day Turkey. The film tells the story of a former actor who runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister who is suffering as a result of her recent divorce.
The film was cast by Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sozen, Demet Akbag and Nejat Isler.
This is the second time Palme dOr goes to Turkey. In 1982, Yilmaz Guneys Yol (The Road) won the prestigious prize.
This year, the president of the festival’s jury was New Zealand director Jane Campion, who is also the first and only female director to receive the coveted Palme dOr at Cannes (1993) and also only the second of four women ever to be nominated as Best Director at the Academy Awards (1994) — both for The Piano.
Cannes is one of the most prestigious international film festivals. It opened Wednesday with Olivier Dahans Grace de Monaco. The film depicts the life of famous American actress and Monaco princess Grace Kelly, who died in a car accident in 1982.
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