FESTIVALS: Turkish Film Wins Cyprus Festival

By FNE Staff

    A Turkish debut film, Love in Another Language directed by Ilksen Basarir, won the best film award at the Cyprus International Film Festival (www.cyprusfilmfestival.org) which concluded on 18 October 2010. The news made headlines in Turkey, where the film's acclaim was called "an olive branch" by Turkish media. The festival is held in the Greek sector of Cyprus.

    The film was nominated in six categories and won awards in four of them, including best director, best actor, and best screenplay.

    The film is a love story between a deaf-mute man and a young woman, and examines the problems they face in their relationship and in the world. It was filmed in Istanbul and produced by Tonaj Productions (www.tonajproductions.com).