‘My Father’s Voice’ wins big in Adana

Türkan Şoray gave the best movie award to Özgür Doğan, the producer of the movie, My Father’s Voice at Golden Boll. DHA photo

Türkan Şoray gave the best movie award to Özgür Doğan, the producer of the movie, My Father’s Voice at Golden Boll. DHA photo

This year’s 19th Golden Boll Film Festival has closed in Antalya, with Zeynel Doğan and Orhan Eskiköy winning the top award for “My Father’s Voice.” 

The closing night of the festival was opened with a concert by Zuhal Olcay. 

Speaking on the night, the honorary guest of this year’s festival, Türkan Şoray said: “For me, cinema means hard work and labor. I have always lived with cinema.” 

A big winner at the awards was “The Watching Tower,” which won the awards for Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actress, and Best Director award.

The Best Actor award went to veteran actor İlyas Salman for his role in “Lal Gece.” Upon receiving the 
award Salman read a poem on stage. 

The Adana Audience Award also went to “Lal Gece,” while the Special Jury Prize went to “Siirt Secret.”

The night was full of surprises, as the Film Critics’ Association Award for Best Film went to “Present Time” by Belmin Söylemez. The Best Film-Direction and Yılmaz Güney awards went jointly to “Present Time” and Erden Kıral’s “Load.” Söylemez said it was a great honor to leave the festival with the two awards.

The Best Screenplay Award went to the winning movie “My Father’s Voice.”

The Best Cinematography Award was given to Özgür Eken’s “Observation Tower.”

The Promising Young Actress Award went to Neslihan Atagül for her performance in “Purgatory.”

Director of “My Father’s Voice,” Orhan Eskiköy, said: “I am trying to do my best as a director to keep the peace in this country, and I will continue to do so.” Speaking after Eskiköy, the director Zeynel Doğan said he lived in Diyarbakır and was also always in search of peace in the country.

The Best Actress Award went to Nilay Erdönmez for “Observation Tower,” and the Best Supporting Actor Award went to Menderes Salmancılar, also in “Observation Tower.”

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