Actress Atagül receives award at Moscow’s film festival

Actress Atagül receives award at Moscow’s film festival

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Actress Atagül receives award at Moscow’s film festival

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Turkish actress Neslihan Atagül has received the “Best Actress of the Present and Future” award at Moscow’s 2morrow Film Festival for her role in “Araf” (Purgatory).

Atagül received the award for her portrayal of her character Zehra, competing in the category against Isabelle Huppert and Alexandra Dahlström. “Araf” itself also received positive feedback at the film festival and from the jury, which included Marianne Slot, producer of Lars Von Trier’s movies, as well as Claudia Lansberger and Marit Kaplan.

The 2morrow festival is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the region, and over the past five years the International Festival of Independent Films 2morrow/Zavtra has proven itself to be a significant event within Russia’s cultural context. For the sixth time this year 2morrow/Zavtra offered audiences a unique chance to see international films that may not reach the big screen in Russia because they are not popular blockbusters. The festival showcases innovative and unusual works of arthouse filmmaking, seeking to intrigue audiences and bring art films to the general public.

The festival is called “2morrow” for the way it strives to marry tradition with future-oriented, fresh ideas.

The 2morrow Festival always follows the latest trends of the moment, and this year’s edition looked at contemporary music, video art and visual art as well as film. 2morrow aims to promote and support new trends and directions in contemporary film. Its goal is to introduce Russian audiences to bold, extraordinary breakthrough films from all over the world that will be important in the future.