Cannes, May 24 UNI | 2 months ago

Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan's 'Winter Sleep' has won the top award of the International Federation of Films Critics (FIPRESCI) at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

'Winter Sleep', a three-hour 16-minute long film set in Anatolia in Asian Turkey, won the FIPRESCI Prize for the films in the competition section of the Cannes Film Festival.

'Winter Sleep' is a strong contender for the prestigious Palme d'Or, the highest award of the Cannes Film Festival, which will be announced tonight.

The award for Un Certain Regard section of the festival went to 'Jauja' by Argentine director Lisandro Alonso.

'Love at First Sight' by Thomas Cailley bagged the award for feature films in the Cannes festival parallel sections -- the Critics' Week and the Directors' Fortnight.

The FIPRESCI jury for the Cannes festival this year was headed by Turkish critic Esin Kucuktepepinar. The awards were announced by the jury last night.

The jury also included Tereza Brdeckova from Czech Republic, Paola Casella from Italy, Olivier Pelisson from France and Alissa Simon from the United States.

(Posted on 24-05-2014)