BANU SIVACI’S FILM GETS FIVE PRIZES
THE TURKISH FILM ‘THE PIGEON’, golden palm OF THE 33RD MOSTRA DE VALÈNCIA
The film ‘The pigeon’ by the Turkish director Banu Sivaci has won the Golden Palm, a prize worth € 25,000. A delicate and sensitive film about a young man who exists in the limits of society and manages to find an inner strength to face those who threaten him. ‘The Pigeon’, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February, portrays life on the margins and points to the name of Sivaci as a director to follow.
M ostra de València–Cinema del Mediterrani is a gathering both for expert and enthusiast cinema lovers. It is a space where the public and creators meet to enjoy a specially selected programme with the aim of showing high quality titles that are not usually found in commercial circuits.
The Mostra’s programme is also specific to a geographic and cultural space as a way of defining our identity from the Mediterranean basin. It is a diverse and plural space, as enriching as it is tragic; a source of inspiration for artistic production, full of contradictions, challenges, clashes, hopes and a future yet to be defined.