Turkish film gets three awards at APSA
ISTANBULTurkish director Mustafa Kara’s “Kalandar Soğuğu” (Cold of Kalandar) won the Best Film, Best Cinematography and Young Cinema Success awards at the 10th Asia-Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane on Nov. 24.
From a production pool that stretches from Egypt in the west to the Cook Islands in the east, and from Russia in the north to New Zealand in the south, 39 films from 19 Asia-Pacific countries and areas were nominated.
Kara’s second feature film and Turkey’s official submission for the 89th Academy Awards, “Cold of Kalandar” is a northern Turkish tale about a family living in the mountains of the Black Sea region and ultimately celebrates the irrepressibility of the human spirit in the face of hardship.
Written by Kara and Bilal Sert, the drama pictures the naive portrait of a touching life, and the struggle and the relationship between nature, animals and humans.