Carrosse d’Or goes to Nuri Bilge Ceylan
by Fabien Lemercier
10/04/2012 - Turkish film director Nuri Bilge Ceylan is to receive this year’s Carrosse d’Or (lit. “Golden Carriage”) from the Society of Film Directors (SRF) at the opening ceremony of the 44th Directors’ Fortnight to be held from May 17 to 27 as part of the 65th Cannes Film Festival.
The Carrosse d’Or recognises a film director chosen for innovation in their films, for their boldness and intransigence in directing and production. Since 2002, it has been awarded to Jacques Rozier, Clint Eastwood, Nanni Moretti, Ousmane Sembene, David Cronenberg, Alain Cavalier, Jim Jarmusch, Naomi Kawase, Agnès Varda, and Jafar Panahi.
Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s last four feature films have run in the official competition at Cannes. These were Distant in 2003 (Grand Prix and Best Actor), Climates [trailer] in 2006, Three Monkeys [trailer] in 2008 (Best Director), and Once Upon a Time in Anatolia [trailer] in 2011 (Grand Prix).
(Translated from French)