Merve Dizdar, who received applause for her performance in the film Kuru Otlar Üstüne directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, received the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival, which is considered one of the most prestigious cinema awards in the world. Dizdar’s success garnered applause in the world press as well as in Turkey.
CONGRATULATIONS FROM INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Peter Bradshaw, the film critic of The Guardian, one of the most important newspapers in England, praised both Ceylan’s film and Dizdar’s performance. Bradshaw opened a separate paragraph for On Dry Grass in his article titled “An intriguing choice for the Palme d’Or, but what an extraordinary Cannes it was.”
ATTENTION TO THE SUCCESS OF THE MOVIES
Bradshaw commented, “Ceylan’s talkative and intensely called “Drama”, On Dry Herbs, she again had an immersive and Chekhov-like work and achieved violence thanks to Merve Dizdar, who won the best actress award. In the movie criticism, attention was also drawn to the fact that the character of Nuray played by Dizdar has a wounded intelligence, cunning and skepticism. In his article, Bradshaw also noted that each film competing at this year’s Cannes was very valuable and made history.
AFP: HE WAS THE FIRST TURKISH ACTOR
The French news agency AFP, which closely follows the festival, also wrote the headline “Merve Dizdar is the first Turkish actress to win the best actress award with her performance”. In the news, it was pointed out that Dizdar was studying drama and was known for his theater performances before feature films, while reminding that “Before that, two actors, Muzaffer Özdemir and Mehmet Emin Toprak, had won the best actor award for their performances in Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s The Distant”. In the news, Dizdar said that his character in the movie struggled for existence and tried to overcome many difficulties in his statement after he won the award.
THE NATIONAL PUBLISHED A DETAILED NEWS
The English-language Arab newspaper The National also published a comprehensive report. In the news signed by Simon Rushton, the following statements were included: “Turkish actress Merve Dizdar won the best actress award for her portrayal of a teacher living in an isolated village, Kuru Otlar Üstüne. He has appeared in TV series.”