Film Winter Sleep was honoured with Palme d’Or Award at the 67th Cannes Film Festival held in Cannes from 16 May to 25 May 2014. The film has been directed by Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
Winter Sleep is the second film by a Turkish director to win the highest honour of Cannes Film festival. Earlier in 1982, the film The Way directed by Turkish Directors Yilmaz Guney and Serif Goren won the Plame d’Or Award.
Winter Sleep is a sprawling, character-rich portrait of a self-absorbed Anatolian hotelier and his uneasy relationships with those around him.
Other awards at Cannes Film Festival are following
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- Maps to the Stars stared by Julianne Moore.
Best Actor- Timothy Spall stared by the Mr Turner.
Best director- Foxcatcher directed by Bennett Miller.
Screenplay - Leviathan to Andrey Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin
Camera d’Or - Party Girl to Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis
Short Films Palme d Or - Leidi to Simon Mesa Soto
Short Films Special Mention – Aissa to Clement Trehin-Lalanne
Ecumenical Jury Prize: Timbuktu -Abderrahmane Sissako, Mauritania-France
Un Certain Regard Prize:
Un Certain Regard Prize- White God to Kornel Mundruczo
The jury prize- Mommy directed by Canadian director Xavier Dolan and Goodbye to Language by French Jean-Luc Godard.
Special Prize- The Salt of the Earth to Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado.
Ensemble- Party Girl for Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis
Actor - Charlie’s Country to David Gulpilil
Directors Fortjnight prizes:
Art Cinema Award- Les Combattants to Thomas Cailley
Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize - Les Combattants
Europa Cinemas Label- Les Combattants
Who: Winter Sleep film
When: 25 May 2014