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CANNES 2012 DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT

Carrosse d’Or goes to Nuri Bilge Ceylan

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- This year, the Society of Film Directors (SRF)’s distinction will go to the Turkish film director.

Carrosse d’Or goes to Nuri Bilge Ceylan

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.

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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 [+see also:
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in 2006, Three Monkeys [+see also:
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in 2008 (Best Director), and Once Upon a Time in Anatolia [+see also:
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in 2011 (Grand Prix).

(Translated from French)

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