Turkish actress best in Milan
ISTANBULTurkish actress Damla Sönmez has won the Best Actress Award at the Milan International Film Festival for her role in the film “Deniz Seviyesi” (Across the Sea). The festival started on May 7 and will continue until May 17 in Italy.
The directors of the film, Nisan Dağ and Esra Saydam, also won the festival’s Best Director Award.
The big award of the festival, Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse, had been previously given to world famous actors such as Charlize Theron, Renee Zellweger, Kristen Stewart, Anna Walton and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
“This is a big pride and responsibility for me,” said Sönmez. “I feel more excited since I know that even Michael Douglas was one of the nominees for the award this year. Also, the best director award of the festival, won by Dağ and Saydam, shows the film’s success.”
The festival’s award ceremony will be held on Sept. 9 in Milan. The film will also be screened in the ceremony.