Director Ceylan in Cannes competition once again

Director Ceylan in Cannes competition once again

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Director Ceylan in Cannes competition once again

Nuri Bilge Ceylan will compete at the Cannes Film Festival with ‘Winter Sleep.’

Internationally acclaimed Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s latest film “Kış Uykusu” (Winter Sleep) will be one of the 18 films to compete at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

Previously, Ceylan won the Best Actor and Jury Grand Prize for his “Uzak” (Distant) and FIBRESCI for “İklimler” (Climates). His film “Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da” (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) brought him the top award of the festival, Palm d’Or in 2011.

Along with Ceylan, Hollywood star power will mix with world cinema at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in May, after the announcement yesterday that one of the films to be shown in the competition will be the Tommy Lee Jones-directed frontier drama “The Homesman.”

Among the other films in competition are two from Canada with director David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” and Atom Egoyan’s “The Captive,” plus British directors Ken Loach’s “Jimmy’s Hall” and Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner.”

Also to be shown are “Leviathan” by the Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev and Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako’s “Timbuktu.”

Japanese director Naomi Kawase’s “Futatsume no mado” (Two Windows) will compete, as will several French entries, including director Bertrand Bonello’s bio-pic “Saint Laurent” about the fashion guru and “Sils Maris” directed by Olivier Assayas and starring Juliette Binoche.

The festival, which runs from May 14-25, will open with an out-of-competition screening of “Grace of Monaco.”