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Turkish Film ‘Winter Sleep’ Grabs Top Honor At Cannes


The top honor at Cannes goes to Turkish film ‘Winter Sleep.’ Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, the film is a philosophical talkfest about life and death, beauty of the natural world, good and evil, and also art of conversation.

‘Winter Sleep’ is 3 hour and 16 minute long and is based on the story of younger people in Turkey who have lost lives. This year is also the 100th year of the Turkish cinema.

Turkish Film 'Winter Sleep' Grabs Top Honor At Cannes

Ceylan accepted the coveted Palm d’Or Saturday night for the film.

The best actress award was given to American actress Julianne Moore for her role of an aging film star in the movie ‘Maps to the Stars.’ The movie is a dark Hollywood parody by David Cronenberg.

The best actor award went to British actor Timothy Spall for his portrayel of J.M.W. Turner in ‘Mr Turner.’ The movie is directed by Mike Leigh.

The Grand Prix was awarded to director Alice Rohrwacher for the movie ‘Le Meravigile.’ The award for best director was grabbed by Bennett Miller for his movie ‘Foxcatcher,’ a true-crime story about heir John E. du Pont and the wrestling brothers Dave Schultz and Mark.

Andrey Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin won the best screenwriting award for the Russian movie ‘Leviathan,’ directed by Mr. Zvyagintsev.

‘Leidi’ was awarded as the best short film. It is directed by Simon Mesa Soto.