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