A photographer who is haunted by the feeling that the gap between his life and his ideals is growing finds himself obliged to put up in his apartment a young relative who has left behind his village looking for a job aboard a ship in Istanbul to go abroad.

Original Title Uzak
German Title Uzak - Weit
French Title Uzak - Distant
Other Titles Uzak
Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Country Turkey
Available Formats
Screenplay Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Cemil Kavukçu
Film Editing Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ayhan Ergürsel
Cinematography Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Sound Ismail Karadas
Décors Ebru Ceylan
Production Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Runtime 110 Min.
Language Türkisch
Muzaffer Özdemir Mahmut
Mehmet Emin Toprak Yusuf
Zuhal Gencer Nazan
Nazan Kesal Lover
Feridun Koç Janitor
Fatma Ceylan Mutter/mère
Ebru Ceylan Ebru
Bahaltin Surler Bahaltin

2003 - Cannes Film Festival
   · Grand Prix du Jury
Best Actor
   (Muzaffer Özdemir and Mehmet Emin Toprak)

2003 - Cinemaya Film Festival, India
   · Best Film

2003 - FIPRESCI Grand Prix
                    for Best Film of the year

2003 - Cinemanila Film Festival, Philippines
   · Grand Prize for Best Film
            (Lino Brocka Award)

2003 - Film Camera Festival
           “MANAKI BROTHERS”, Macedonia
   · Special Jury Prize (as DoP)

2003 - Mid East Film Festival, Beirut
   · Best Film
Best Screenplay

2003 - Chicago Film Festival, USA
   · Silver Hugo

2003 - Montpellier Film Festival, France
   · Golden Antigone (for Best Film)
Critics' Prize

2003 - Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia
   · Estonian Critics' Prize

2004 - Trieste Film Festival, Italy
   · Premio Trieste (for Best Film)

2004 - Film Festival of Mexico City
   · Best Director
Best Cinematography
2004 - Singapore International Film Festival
   · Best Film
Best Director
Best Actor (Mehmet Emin Toprak)

2004 - Awards of Radio 'France Culture'
   · Best Director of the year

2004 - Durban Int. Film Festival, South Africa
   · Special Jury Prize

2004 - Indiewire's Foreign-Language Film Poll (USA)
   · Second Best Film
   · Second Best Director

2004 - Time Out Critic's poll (UK)
   · Best Film of the year

2002 - Antalya Film Festival
   · Best Film
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Supporting Actor (M. E. Toprak)
Best Lab

2002 - Ankara Film Festival
   · Best Film
   · Best Director
   · Best Editing
   · Best Cinematography
   · Best Supporting Actress (Zuhal Gencer)
   · Special Price for the Actors
        (M. Özdemir, M.E. Toprak)

2002 - Ariburnu Awards
   · Best Film
   · Best Director
   · Best Actor (M. Özdemir)

2003 - SIYAD Turkish Critic's Awards
   · Best Film
   · Best Director
   · Best Cinematography

2003 - CASOD Contemporary Actors'
    Assosiation. Acting Awards of 2002
   · Best Actor (Mehmet Emin Toprak)

2003 -Istanbul Film Festival
   · Best Film
Best Director
Fipresci Prize

2003 - Antalya Film Festival
  · One of Best 5 Films of 40 years of Festival

2004 - Ankara Cinema Association' Poll
  · One of 10 Best Turkish Films of all times

2004 - Turkish Cinema Platform
  · Selected as Turkey’s official Oscar entry

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