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Turkish film bags award at Venice Film Festival

By Hilal Ustuk

ISTANBUL (AA) – A Turkish dark-comedy film “Anons (The Announcement)” received a major award at the 75th Venice Film Festival.

Directed by Mahmut Fazil Coskun, the film was awarded with Best Mediterranean Film prize, which is given by the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists and the Academy of Fine Arts, in Venice at the festival on Friday.

Award-winning Turkish director’s third film focuses on four soldiers’ long journey during the night of a coup attempt in the 1960s.

The film, which premiered at the festival, also competes in the Orizzonti (Horizons) section.

The winner of the 75th Venice Film Festival will be announced on Saturday.