TODAY’S – Ceylan’s ‘Winter Sleep’ tops Turkish critics’ awards

Ceylan’s ‘Winter Sleep’ tops Turkish critics’ awardsandldquoKII Uykusuandrdquo (Winter Sleep), the latest film by director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, became the top winner of the Turkish Film Critics Associationand#39s (SIYAD) 2014 awards on Wednesday, collecting six of the 10 trophies it was nominated for, including best film and best directorThe Cannes Palme dand#39Or-winning drama also brought its cast members Melisa Szen, Haluk Bilginer and Ayberk Pekcan the best actress, best actor and best supporting actor awards, respectively, at the 47th annual SIYAD Awards ceremony, held at Istanbuland#39s Cemal ReIit Rey Concert Hall.Gkhan Tiryaki, a longtime collaborator of the director, also won the best cinematographer award for his work on andldquoKII Uykusu.

andrdquoThe best screenplay award went to writer-director Deniz Akay for her drama andldquoKksuzandrdquo (Nobodyand#39s Home), while Lale BaIar was named best supporting actress for her part in that film andldquoSivas,andrdquo the Venice Film Festival award-winning debut feature by director Kaan Mujdeci, won best editing.Nine films out of the 108 Turkish features released domestically in the past year were nominated for the 2014 SIYAD awards.

The Istanbul-based critics group also announced the top 10 results of a one-time vote it held to select the top 100 Turkish films of all time, as 2014 was the 100th anniversary of the first-ever movie made in Turkey. As a result of that vote, the late YIlmaz Guneyand#39s well-known 1970 film andldquoUmutandrdquo (Hope) was chosen as the best Turkish film SIYADand#39s andldquo100 Films of the Centuryandrdquo also included andldquoYolandrdquo (The Way) by Guney in the second spot while andldquoSevmek ZamanIandrdquo (Time to Love), a 1965 black and white drama directed by Metin Erksan, came in third.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman