Panahi's film 'Three Faces' wins Best Film award at International Antalya Film Festival
Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s film “Three Faces” has won the Best Film award at the 55th International Antalya Film Festival.
The festival’s closing ceremony took place at the Glass Pyramid Congress and Exhibition Center on Oct. 5.
“The festival films drew a huge turnout. We searched for peace, we became refugees and we came together with 1,200 guests. Some 34,900 people watched the films,” said Menderes Türel, mayor of the Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, which hosted the festival.
“Three Faces” outperformed 10 other films for the award.
Samal Yeslyamova, appearing in the Russian-Kazakhstani drama film directed by Sergey Dvortsevoy, won the award for Best Actress.
Thirteen-year-old Zain al-Rafeea, was awarded Best Actor for the Lebanese film “Capernaum.”
The award for Best Director was given to Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda, for directing the film “Shoplifters.”
Iconic Turkish musician İbrahim Tatlıses received the Honor Award.
Tatlıses made his first appearence on screen with “Ayağında Kundura” in 1978, which is the name of his first album published in 1977. After releasing several hit albums in the 80s, his popularity earned him more apperances on-screen. Throughout his movie career, Tatlıses directed 20 movies, wrote three movies and acted in 36 movies.
Turkish comedian, screenwriter and actor Cem Yılmaz and acclaimed Turkish director Ferzan Özpetek were also given the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s festival.
The honorary awards of the festival were presented to Hungarian director Bela Tarr, Turkish actress Itır Esen and producer Ömer Vargı.