Awards were presented at the 76th Cannes Film Festival held in France. A Turkish actress also received an award at the festival.
Merve Dizdar, who starred in the movie On Dry Herbs directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, won the "Best Actress" award.
"I would like to thank everyone from A to Z, but most importantly Nuri Bilge Ceylan for trusting and giving me this character and it was a privilege to work with him," said the famous actress, who could not hide her surprise when she received the award.
Stating that she received the award on behalf of all her sisters in Türkiye, Dizdar said, "The character Nuray, who I portray in the film, is a woman who fights for what she believes in and for her existence, and has been forced to pay a price for this cause. I would like to work for a long time to get to know and understand her, but unfortunately, being a woman in the geography I live in requires knowing Nuray's and Nurays' feelings by heart since the day she was born. I dedicate this award to give strength to the struggle of Nuray and women like her and I dedicate this award to all my beautiful sisters who do not bow down to those who deem them worthy but take action and risk everything for this cause and do not give up hope no matter what, and to all the struggling souls in Turkey who are waiting to experience the beautiful days they deserve."
World-famous actors gave Ceylan a standing ovation at the 76th Cannes Film Festival after the screening of Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "On Dry Herbs" (Kuru Otlar Üstünde), and Ceylan thanked the film crew and the actors one by one and shared his happiness.
The film, which tells the story of Samet, an art teacher doing his compulsory service in a remote town in Eastern Anatolia, and the events that happen to him, which he finds difficult to make sense of, took about 2 years to shoot. It is not yet known when the movie will be released in Türkiye.
Source: Ihlas News Agency