The special jury prizes went to Egyptian film 'Feathers' and Amalia Ulman’s 'El Planeta'.
Turkish thriller film İki Şafak Arasında (Between Two Dawns), directed by Selman Nacar, won the Best Film award worth €18,000 ($20,000) at the 39th edition of the Torino Film Festival, which ran from November 26 – December 4.
Chaired by director Ildikó Enyedi, and made up of actor Alessandro Gassmann, composer Evgueni Galperine and sales exec Isabel Ivars, this year’s jury commended Nacar’s filmmaking, calling the winning title “a mature film, directed with intelligent sobriety, which reveals a new, big talent.”
Shot in four weeks in Uşak in July and August 2019, the movie is about Kadir’s moral dilemma that will affect his dreams, his family and the worker’s spouse after he was injured in his factory.
The cast include Mücahit Koçak, Nezaket Erden, Burcu Gölgedar, Ünal Silver, Bedir Bedir, and Erdem Şenocak.
Between Two Dawns is a Turkish-French-Spanish-
Egyptian film Feathers by director Omar Al-Zuhairi and the debut feature of Argentine-born Spanish artist-turned-filmmaker Amalia Ulman’s El Planeta won the special jury prizes.