Senem Tuzen’s ‘Motherland’ named best film in Tbilisi

“Motherland,” the story of an urban, recently divorced woman who relocates to a village in Anatolia to live out her childhood dream of becoming a writer, won the Golden Prometheus for best film at the Tbilisi festival, which took place from Nov. 11-Dec. 6 in the Georgian capital. The jury made the announcement on the festival’s website on Saturday.

The Turkish-Greek co-production “Ana Yurdu,” which premiered at this year’s 72nd Venice International Film Festival, recently won a best screenplay prize at the 9th Asia Pacific Screen awards in Australia. It also won the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) prize at the 31st Warsaw Film Festival in October.