Turkish director Ümit Ünal’s newest movie “Aşk, Büyü, vs.” (“Love, Spells and All That”) gained the highest award within the 39th Istanbul Film Festival’s National Competition, the Golden Tulip, organizers introduced Tuesday.
The film by 55-year-old Ünal took the prize for “its plainness, easy conveying of its story with out romanticizing its protagonists or surroundings; its complete, exterior in addition to inside perspective, and for making us consider its story an increasing number of at every step,” the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) mentioned in a press release launched late Tuesday.
Ünal additionally acquired the Best Screenplay award for his movie.
A complete of 11 options and 12 quick movies vied within the competitions.
Turkish actor Ercan Kesal gained the Best Director award for his first characteristic movie “Nasipse Adayız” (“You Know Him”).
Selen Uçer and Ece Dizdar gained the Best Actress Award for his or her roles in “Aşk, Büyü, vs.,” whereas the Best Actor Award was given to Fatih Al for his character in Körleşme (“Going Blind”).
This yr, the pageant held two competitions, with open-air screenings on July 17 and July 28 as Turkey eased its Corona Virus measures. The National Competition and the National Short Film Competition have been held on the Sakıp Sabancı Museum’s Fıstıklı Terrace, which gives a powerful view of the long-lasting Bosporus.
Online screenings have been additionally held on the pageant’s web site, filmonline.iksv.org.
Established in 1982, the occasion this yr is anticipated to display delayed worldwide movies on Oct. 9-20, along with one other Istanbul pageant known as Filmekimi, the assertion added.