Turkish film ‘ekmeceler’ wins top award at Nuremberg festival

The Turkish movie “ekmeceler” (Drawers), about a young woman taken to a hospital on the night of her 32nd birthday, became the top winner of this year’s Nuremberg Turkish-German Film Festival, its producers announced Monday. “ekmeceler,” co-directed by “Zenne Dancer” filmmakers M Caner Alper and Mehmet Binay, won the best film and the best actress awards at the 20th edition of the annual Nuremberg festival, wh

The Turkish movie andldquoandCcedilekmecelerandrdquo (Drawers), about a young woman taken to a hospital on the night of her 32nd birthday, became the top winner of this yearand#39s Nuremberg Turkish-German Film Festival, its producers announced Monday.

andldquoandCcedilekmeceler,andrdquo co-directed by andldquoZenne Dancerandrdquo filmmakers M Caner Alper and Mehmet Binay, won the best film and the best actress awards at the 20th edition of the annual Nuremberg festival, which wrapped up with an awards ceremony on Sunday.

The festivaland#39s best actress honor was split among the three female cast members of the film, billed as a controversial coming of age story that reveals the traumatic secrets buried deep within the soul of its leading character, Deniz, played by Ece Dizdar

The six-member jury of the festivaland#39s feature film competition said in its award statement that actresses Tilbe Saran, who portrays Denizand#39s mother in andldquoandCcedilekmeceler,andrdquo and Nilanduumlfer AandccedilIkalIn, who plays Denizand#39s stepmom, deserved equal praise with Dizdar for their acting performances.

The Nuremberg festival marked the first international outing for andldquoandCcedilekmeceler,andrdquo which premiered in February as part of this yearand#39s !f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival, and had its theatrical release on March 6

A total of 39 titles by Turkish and German directors were in the running for awards at the festivaland#39s feature film competition. The 20th Nuremberg Turkish-German Film Festival took place March 13-22.

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SOURCE: Today’s Zaman