Turkish film "Winter Sleep" bags Palme d'Or at Cannes 2014

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Turkish drama "Winter Sleep" has bagged the coveted Palme d'Or award at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival 2014.

Points to Know

  • The movie is directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • Palme d'Or is the top-most award at this world renowned film festival.
  • Its the second film by a Turkish director to win this highest honour at Cannes after the movie "The Way", directed by Turkish Directors Yilmaz Guney and Serif Goren, which won in 1982.
  • The Grand Prix, the festival’s second-place honor, was presented to “The Wonders".

List of Important Awards:

  • Palme d’Or award - Winter Sleep by Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • The Grand Prix - The Wonders directed by Italian director, Alice Rohrwacher
  • Best actress-  Julianne Moore for Maps to the Stars
  • Best Actor- Timothy Spall for Mr Turner
  • Best director- Bennett Miller for Foxcatcher 
  • Screenplay - for Leviathan to Andrey Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin
  • Jury Prize - Mommy by Xavier Dolan and Goodbye to Language by Jean-Luc Godard

Other Prizes:

  • Camera d’Or (Golden Camera Award): for Party Girl to Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis
  • Short Films Palme d' Or - for Leidi to Simon Mesa Soto

India at Cannes:

  • Neecha Nagar is the sole Indian film to have won the top prize Palme d'Or (then known as Grand Prix du Festival International du Film) here.
  • This Chetan Anand directorial, inspired by Russian writer Maxim Gorky’s Lower Depths, took an expressionist look at the gulf between the rich and poor in society. 
  • It shared the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film (Best Film) award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1946 with 10 other movies.
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