Turkish cinema gains interest in Asia

Published 24.11.2012 15:11
Updated 24.11.2012 15:15

Young Turkish director Emin Alper's "Beyond the Hill” (Tepenin Ardı) has been selected as the Best Film at the Sixth Asian Pacific Screen Awards, which is widely considered to be the Asian equivalent of the Oscars.

"Night of Silence" (Lal Gece) a film centered on the issue of child brides and directed by Reis Çelik won the award for Best Screenplay.

Brillante Mendoza was selected as Best Director for the film "Thy Womb". The awards ceremony was held in Brisbane, Australia on Friday, November 23rd.

"Beyond the Hill" (Tepenin Ardı) and "Night of Silence" (Lala Gece) have received a number of awards during this festival season including the Caligari Prize at the 62nd Berlin Film Festival. "Beyond the Hill" is scheduled for a December 14th release in Turkey.

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