Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s film best selling DVD
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s new movie ‘Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da’ (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) becomes the best selling DVD at DNR stores after its release last week.Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da” (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) is the best selling DVD at DNR stores. While Turkish audiences buy the DVD of the film, the movie has won three awards at the fifth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).
Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da” (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) has won three awards at the fifth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).
Ceylan won the achievement in directing award, the film’s Gökhan Tiryaki was presented with the award for achievement in cinematography and producer Zeynep Atakan was awarded the Screen International Jury Grand Prize.
Iranian producer and director Asghar Farhadi’s “Jodaeiye Nader az Simin” (A Separation) took home the award for best feature film.
“The films in the competition are all very, very wonderful films, but two films stood out to the jury as outstanding in all aspects of their filmmaking: ‘A Separation’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in Anatolia.’ They are very different kinds of films, but both of them are the same in their excellence in every aspect of their filmmaking: from screenplay, to directing, to performances, to their technical craftsmanship, such as cinematography and editing – everything,” said the 2011 APSA International Jury president, Hong Kong’s Nansun Shi.
The movie, which won the Grand Prix at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, was released in France on Nov. 2 and has been viewed by more than 100,000 people since then. k HDN