Actors and actresses honored at film festival

Actors and actresses honored at film festival

ANTALYA - Anadolu Agency
Actors and actresses honored at film festival

Veteran actress of Turkish cinema Türkan Şoray (L) received an honorary award in the opening of the festival. AAphoto

The 50th Golden Orange film festival has opened with a ceremony. This year, veteran actors and actresses such as İzzet Günay and Türkan Şoray received the best actor and actresses awards in the 50th year awards category. Şoray, also the jury of the festival said: “This festival has always supported and honored artists. This festival is very important for me.”

Şoray and Günay received their awards from Mayor Mustafa Akaydın.

In addition, Tuncel Kurtiz, who passed away recently, was commemorated during the opening with poems, his images, and movie excerpts. Mete Horozoğlu presented the festival.

Famous actresses and actors including Fatma Girik, Nebahat Çehre, Ediz Hun, Göksel Arsoy, Yusuf Sezgin, Salih Güney,

Ahmet Mekin, Ayten Uncuoğlu, Işık Yenersu and Kuzey Vargın attended the opening of the festival.

Award-winning director Asghar Farhadi also attended the festival, as his movie “The Past” was screened as part of the exclusive screening events. Farhadi said: “I love Nuri Bilge Ceylan movies and I love Yılmaz Güney.”

Speaking at the opening, Antalya governor Sebahattin Öztürk said their mission was to host many important cinema actors and directors in Antalya siince 1964. The origin of the festival started with the love of cinema, he added.