Dust Cloth and A Monster With a Thousand Heads win at Istanbul
by Vladan Petkovic
- Ahu Öztürk's film has won the Golden Tulip for Best Film in the national competition, while Rodrigo Plá's Venice title has triumphed in the international one
The 35th Istanbul Film Festival (7-17 April) wrapped with Ahu Öztürk's Berlinale Forum title Dust Cloth [+see also:
interview: Ahu Öztürk
film profile] and Mustafa Kara's Cold of Kalandar, a story about a poor man struggling to feed his family in a ramshackle cabin in the mountains, splitting almost all the prizes in the national competition. The former won the Golden Tulip for Best Film, as well as Best Actress, Best Screenplay and the Cineuropa Award, while the latter got Best Director, Best Actor, Best Editing and Best DoP.
The national competition jury comprised actor Tansu Biçer, author and director Ben Hopkins, actress and director Niki Karimi, author Murat Uyurkulak and distributor Torsten Frehse.
In the international competition, the Golden Tulip went to Mexico's Rodrigo Plá for A Monster With a Thousand Heads. The prize includes €20,000, split between the director and the film's Turkish distributor. The Special Jury Prize, worth €5,000, was given to Brady Corbet for The Childhood of a Leader [+see also:
The jury was chaired by producer Ewa Puszczyńska and included actress Melisa Sözen, actor Lior Ashkenazy and video artist Ali Kazma.
Here is the full list of awards:
National Golden Tulip Competition
Mustafa Kara – Cold of Kalandar
Asiye Dinçsoy – Dust Cloth
Haydar Şişman – Cold of Kalandar
Ahu Öztürk – Dust Cloth
Best Director of Photography
Cevahir Şahin and Kürşat Üresin – Cold of Kalandar
Mustafa Kara, Umut Sakallıoğlu and Ali Aga – Cold of Kalandar
Best Original Music
Doğan Duru – The Field
Dust Cloth – Ahu Öztürk
International Golden Tulip Competition
A Monster With a Thousand Heads – Rodrigo Plá
Embrace of the Serpent – Ciro Guerra
Seyfi Teoman Best Debut Film Prize
The Apprentice – Emre Konuk
National Documentary Competition
Best Documentary Award
Attention! – Onur Bakır and Panagiotis Charamis
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