Magazine article Screen International

Voice of My Father Takes Top Prize in Adana

Magazine article Screen International

Voice of My Father Takes Top Prize in Adana

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Watchtower also wins two prizes at the Turkish festival.

A jury headed by Rome-based Turkish director Ferzan Ozpetek, and including Nuri Bilge Ceylan's producer Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan, took the Adana Film Festival by surprise, awarding top honours to Voice of My Father co-directed by Orhan Eskikoy and Zeynel Dogan over the two favourites by more established directors, Inside by Zeki Demirkubuz and Somewhere in Between by Yesim Ustaoglou.

Voice of My Father, which was also selected for Rotterdam, tells the story of an old woman who refuses to be pried away from the memories of her past and from the hope of hearing again one day, the voice of her long-departed son. Eskikoy collected an additional award for the film's script.

Other awards went to Pelin Emser as Best director and Nilay Ordenmez as Best Actress for Watchtower, the Yilmaz Guney award, named after the late-actor-director, an icon in Turkish cinema since his death, went to Beylin Soylemez for Present Tense, with the Best Actor Award divided between Engin Gunaydin for Inside and Ilyas Salman for Night of Silence, which also won the Audience Award. …

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