Perran Kutman receives honorary award
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Veteran actress Perran Kutman received an honorary award at the 20th Flying Broom International Women Films Festival on May 23 at the State Opera and Ballet Hall in Ankara.
Kutman was presented her award by the founders of the festival, Halime Güner and Damla Akkaşık.
Stating that the flying broom had a significant place in her life, Kutman said she acted with one when she was a conservatory student at the age of 16.
The festival’s Bilge Olgaç Success Award, which is given to shed light on the successes of women working in different fields of cinema, went to the documentary maker and founder of the Documentarist Istanbul Documentary Days and Which Human Rights Film Festival Emel Çelebi. She took her award from actress Lale Mansur.
The Flying Broom Theme Award was given to writer Aslı Erdoğan, while the Flying Broom Young Witch Award was given to young actress Ecem Uzun. Uzun was not able to attend the ceremony due to health conditions. Her award was given to director Yeşim Ustaoğlu.
Among films from eight countries, the FIPRESCI Award winner of this year’s festival was Ustaoğlu’s “Tereddüt” (Clair Obscur).