Ceylan wins one more award from France

Ceylan wins one more award from France

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Ceylan wins one more award from France


Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan will be awarded the Director’s Fortnight Carrosse d’Or (Golden Coach) at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

The prize will be presented to Ceylan at the festival’s May 17 opening ceremony. Earlier that day, Ceylan’s 1999 film “Mayıs Sıkıntısı” (Clouds of May) will be screened, followed by a master class with the filmmaker.

The award has been presented since 2002, when the festival’s Director’s Fortnight section began. Jafar Panahi, Nanni Moretti, Jim Jarmusch, and Clint Eastwood are among those who have won the award in the past.

Last Year, Ceylan’s “Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da” (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) took home the Jury Prize at Cannes. The director first appeared in Cannes with his short film “Koza” (Cocoon) in 1995, and then returned with his third feature “Uzak” (Distant), which earned him the 2003 Jury Prize and also won a shared best actor award for stars Muzaffer Özdemir and Mehmet Emin Toprak.

He was back in 2006 with “İklimler” (Climates), which won the FIPRESCI Movie Critics Award. He was named best director for 2008’s “Üç Maymun” (Three Monkeys). Ceylan also served as a jury member in 2009.