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Noah Land, directed and written by Turkish filmmaker Cenk Erturk, won the awards for best screenplay and best actor at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Director Cenk Erturk (R6), Actor Ali Atay (L4), Actor Arin Kusaksizoglu (L2), Actor Haluk Bilginer (L7), Actress Hande Dogandemir (R7), Producer Alp Erturk, Producer Tuna Erturk (R2), Producer Patrick Mares ( R3), Turkish Consul General in New York Alper Aktas (L6) attends the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival World Premiere of “Noah Land” at Village East Cinema in New York, the United States, on April 25, 2019. (Atılgan Özdil / AA)

Turkish film Noah Land won the awards for best screenplay and best actor at the Tribeca Film Festival, a statement from the Turkish consulate in New York said on Thursday.

According to the statement, Ali Atay won the award for best actor at the festival.

“The Noah Land was a huge success at the Tribeca Film Festival. We congratulate and warmly thank the film crew for representing our country in the best possible way,” the consulate said.

The film tells the story of a son who seeks to honor his terminally ill father’s wish to be buried under a tree he planted nearly half a century ago, against the villagers who s ‘oppose this claiming that the tree was planted by Noah after the flood.

Starring prominent Turkish actor Haluk Bilginer, Noah Land “probes ethical questions about the price of victory while weighing a human tendency to overreact,” according to Tribeca artistic director Frederic Boyer.

Turkish director Cenk Erturk poses for a photo during an exclusive interview on his film Nuh Tepesi (Noah Land), which won the award for best

Turkish director Cenk Erturk poses for a photo during an exclusive interview on his film Nuh Tepesi (Noah Land), which won Best “Screenplay” and “Best Actor” at the Tribeca Film Festival, New York, USA, May 4, 2019 (Atılgan Özdil / AA)

Source: AA


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