Directed and written by Turkish filmmaker Cenk Ertürk, film Noah Land, has won the Best Screenplay and Best Actor awards in the International Narrative feature film category at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
“Noah Land has accomplished tremendous success at the Tribeca Film Festival. We congratulate and extend our whole-hearted thanks to the film’s team for representing our country in the best manner possible,” the Turkish Consulate announced in an official statement.
Turkish actor Ali Atay won the Best Actor award for his performance as Ömer, a Turkish man who seeks to fulfil his father’s last wish.
Starring prominent Turkish actor Haluk Bilginer, Noah Land “probes ethical questions about the price of victory while weighing a human tendency to react in extremes,” said Tribeca’s Artistic Frederic Boyer Director.
The film is based on the story of a son who battles against all odds to honour his terminally ill father’s wish to be buried under a tree he planted almost half a century ago.