Golden Boll’s biggest prize awarded to ‘Spirit of Dust’

Golden Boll’s biggest prize awarded to ‘Spirit of Dust’

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Golden Boll’s biggest prize awarded to ‘Spirit of Dust’

Nesimi Yetik won the best film award for his ‘Spirit of Dust’ at the 21st Golden Boll Film Festival. AA Photo

The 21st Golden Boll Film Festival, organized by Adana Municipality, ended Sept. 20 with a big victory for Nesimi Yetik’s “Toz Ruhu” (Spirit of Dust), which won the best film award.

This year 12 films competed in the festival’s National Feature Film contest. “Toz Ruhu” also won the best art director at the festival. The film’s main actor, Tansu Biçer, shared the best actor award with Ahmet Rıfat Şungar in “Deniz Seviyesi” (Across the Sea).

Accepting his award at the Çukurova University Congress Center, Yetik said they had made the movie under very hard conditions and added that he was dedicating the award to his friend Selman Karaca, who committed suicide at the age of 25.

Nisan Dağ and Esra Saydam’s film “Deniz Seviyesi” also won the best director, best actress (for Damla Sönmez), best score and best fiction awards. Sönmez shared the best actress award with Deniz Özdoğan with her role in “İçimdeki Balık” (The Fish in Me).

The best supporting actor and actress awards went to Esra Bezen Bilgin and Sertaç Keskin respectively for their role in “Silsile” (Consequences) directed by Onur Aydın, who won the Turkish Film Critics Association (SİYAD) Award. The film’s Aytaç Uşun won the promising actor award. Begüm Akkaya from the film “Nergis Hanım” (Mrs. Nergis) won the promising actress award.

The best script award went to Turkey’s internationally acclaimed director Derviş Zaim’s film “Balık” (Fish).

The Yılmaz Güney Award, which is given to commemorate the late actor, was presented to director Murat Düzgünoğlu for his film “Neden Tarkovski Olamıyorum?” (Why Can’t I Be Tarkovsky?).

During the opening of the award ceremony, meanwhile, soundtracks from various Turkish films were also presented to the audience. The winners of the National Student Films Contest and Mediterranean Countries
Short Film Contest were also presented their Golden Ball statuettes at the ceremony.