Turkish film wins award at Brussels festival
BRUSSELS - Anatolia News Agency
‘Hayde Bre’ won the Best Script Award at Belgium’s International film festival.Turkish director Orhan Oğuz’s film, “Hayde Bre,” won the Best Script Award at the 38th Brussels International Independent Film Festival, which was organized between Nov. 1 and 6.
The drama film, featuring the life of a family that immigrated from Macedonia to Turkey, also won the Best Film Award at the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival this year and the Best Art Director Award at he 47th Golden Orange Film Festival in the southern province of Antalya.
Oğuz tells his own life story in the film “Hayde Bre.” Şaban Agha lives in a small Macedonian village with his wife and friends in a small town while his stepdaughter, Saadet, lives in Istanbul with her three children and paralyzed husband, whom she must care for.
The lives of Şaban Agha and Saadet intersect unexpectedly after Saadet travels to the village for her son’s circumcision ceremony; later, Şaban Agha moves to Istanbul at Saadet’s insistence. However, it proves impossible for him to adapt to city life.
The film stars Nilüfer Açıkalın, İlker İnanoğlu and Şevket Emrullah.
The festival, aiming to allow independent filmmakers to express themselves, featured 100 films from 60 different countries.