The principal award of the twenty fifth Adana International Film Festival, the Golden Cocoon (Altın Koza) went to the movie “Sibel” at the awards rite on Sept. 29.
The jury of the National Feature Film Competition, chaired by using Tomris Giritlioğlu, gave different prizes to the Turkish-French co-manufacturing “Sibel” directed via Çağla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti further to the pinnacle award.
The most important actress of the movie, Damla Sönmez, obtained the award for Best Actress and Emin Gürsoy received the award for Best Supporting Actor. The film, which tells the story of a revolting younger girl who can simplest speak “bird language” in a Black Sea village, had previously received a Special Jury Prize at the Locarno International Film Festival.
“Anons” (The Announcement) with the aid of Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun, a Turkish-Bulgarian co-production, is another movie which received numerous prizes within the festival: The Yılmaz Güney Special Jury Award, Best Cinematography (Krum Rodriguez), in addition to the award for Best Director given with the aid of the jury of FILMYÖN, the Film Directors Guild.
“Anons” additionally competed inside the international section and received the Special Mention of the international jury. The movie had obtained the Special Award of the global jury of the Venice Film Festival this year and the award for Best Mediterranean Film.
Another movie that received 3 awards in Adana is “Kelebekler” (Butterflies) by using Tolga Karaçelik. The movie, which turned into provided in advance at the Sundance, Istanbul and Ankara fairs, acquired the Best Director and Best Script awards from the jury of the countrywide opposition, as well as the Audience Award. “Kelebekler,” which mixes black humor and fable, is an extraordinary example of a movie the juries and the audience were keen on.
Politics and myth
Fifteen movies had been selected to compete within the countrywide segment and eight of them received awards on the competition. Many of these movies had political undertones. The simplest film, which had direct political references become “Anons,” who informed the tragi-comedian tale of an unsuccessful coup try that had really took place in Turkey in 1963. “Sibel” mentioned sexual politics, male dominance in conventional Turkish society and the rise up of a unmarried girl.
Another sturdy movie of the competition, Hüseyin Karabey’s “İçerdekiler” (Insiders), an edition of the play by using Melih Cevdet Anday, also had direct connotations to the political realities of Turkey, telling of a power-play among people; the oppressed turning into the oppressor.
“Güvercin Hırsızları” (Pigeon Thieves) through Osman Nail Doğan obtained the awards for Best Editing (Naim Kanat) and Best Promising Actor (Seyit Nizam Yılmaz). The two essential actors of “Kardeşler” (Brothers), a Turkish-Bulgarian-German production with the aid of Ömür Atay, received the Best Actor Award (shared with the aid of Yiğit Ege Yazar and Caner Şahin), as well as the Best Promising Actress Award (Gözde Mutluer).
“Dört Köşeli Üçgen” (Four Cornered Triangle) by way of Mehmet Güreli, a stylistic edition of Salah Birsel’s novel, received the awards for Best Art Direction (Tuba Erdem) and Best Music (Mehmet Güreli).
“Güvercin” (The Pigeon) by using Banu Sıvacı received an award from the Film Critics Association (SİYAD). The global jury of Adana gave its predominant prize to “Burning” by South Korean director Lee Chang-dong, which changed into a brilliant photograph that competed in Cannes this year