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What Richard Did wins in Istanbul

32nd edition of the Istanbul Film Festival wrapped last night [April 14].

Lenny Abrahamson’s What Richard Did [pictured] was among the winners at this year’s Istanbul Film Festival, which closed last night [April 14].

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Abrahamson’s drama won the Golden Tulip in memory of Şakir Eczacıbaşı in the international competition, while Bruno Dumont’s Camille Claudel 1915 received the special jury prize.

13 films competed in the festival’s international competition this year, with the jury presided over by director Peter Weir and composed of Screen’s Mark Adams, director Sebastian Lelio, actress Simin Fatemeh Motamed Arya and director Malgoska Szumowska.

In the national Golden Tulip competition, Onur Ünlü’s Thou Gild’st the Even won best film and Asli Özge took home best director for Lifelong. Other winners included Sema Poyraz and Ercan Kesal who won best actress and best actor for their roles in Forgive Me and Yozgat Blues, respectively.

Director Tayfun Pirselimoğlu headed up the national competition jury, which also included Jean-François Bourgeot (director of the Montpellier International Mediterranean Film Festival), Bruno Deloye (director of TV stations

Deniz Akçay won the inaugural Seyfi Teoman Best Debut Film Award for Nobossdy’s Home.

For the full list of winners, visit the festival’s website.

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