Golden Bear gets the Honey

A Turkish film, Bal (Honey), that I haven’t seen yet, makes the cinema headlines today:

Turkey’s “Bal”, Polanski wins top prizes at Berlin film festival

BERLIN, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) — ‘Bal ‘(Honey) from Turkish director Semih Kaplanoglu on Saturday won the Golden Bear, the highest prize awarded for the best film at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival, also known as the Berlinale. Roman Polanski won the Best Director Silver Bear for ‘The Ghost Writer.’

Bal by Semih Kaplanoglu

from Turkish Cinema Newsletter by M.A.M

Mavi Boncuk |

Honey | Variety Review by Derek Elly

from Turkish Cinema Newsletter by M.A.M

Honey / Bal (Turkey-Germany)

The final seg of self-styled Turkish auteur Semih Kaplanoglu’s “Honey, Milk, Egg” trilogy (shot, natch, in reverse order) deals with its blank central character’s childhood in the heavily wooded mountains of Rize province, northeast Turkey. The best-looking of the three and the most conventionally structured, this is still grindingly slow, content-light fare for card-carrying minimalists. Fest sidebars and Euro pubcaster slots loom.

Two Reviews | Bal

from Turkish Cinema Newsletter by M.A.M

‘Bal’ wins top honors at Berlinale

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Press Book in PDF

The Ghost Writer” Director Roman Polanski, Turkish Film “Bal” (“Honey”) Win Big at the Berlin Film Festival – Speakeasy – WSJ

YAVUZ BAYDAR – ?Honey? film is a new proof of the boom in Turkish cinema

So, another victory for Turkish art: ?Bal? (Honey), a humble movie by director Semih Kaplanoğlu, emerged as the winner of the Golden Lion award at the Berlin Film Festival.  Lovely news.

2010 BRIT Awards highlights

from Wikinews

Friday, February 19, 2010

The main presenter of the programme was British comedian Peter Kay, although various other celebrities also presented awards, including actor Andy Serkis, musician Melanie Brown, singer Shirley Bassey, television and radio presenter Jonathan Ross, actor Idris Elba, singer Geri Halliwell, television presenter Cat Deeley, comedian Alan Carr, singer Mika, fashion designer and film director Tom Ford, former glamour model Samantha Fox, musician Noddy Holder and musician and actress Courtney Love. Fearne Cotton was also a backstage presenter during the event. There was also an after show highlights programme broadcast on ITV2, immediately after the programme on ITV1 had finished, from 2200-2300 GMT. Presenting on the programme was Rufus Hound and Caroline Flack. BBC Radio 1 also had continuous official coverage on the station throughout the day of the awards, with disc jockeys Scott Mills and Greg James hosting a programme on the station at around the time of the award ceremony.

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