Antalya festival honors Asghar Farhadi with lifetime achievement award
Art and Experience: Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the 53rd Antalya International Film Festival in Turkey, the organizers announced during the closing ceremony of the event on Sunday.
Farhadi’s one-day master class was warmly received during the festival, which ran from October 16 to 23.
Yesim Ustaoglu’s powerful, complex portrait of two women struggling to escape unhappy lives, “Clair-Obscur,” was the big winner at the festival, taking home the awards for best picture and best director.
The audience award went to Spanish dramedy “The Open Door”, which also won best screenplay for scripter Marina Seresesky. A special jury award went to the Georgian filmmaker Rusudan Glurjidze’s powerful debut “House of Others”.