Noah Land, directed and written by Turkish filmmaker Cenk Erturk, won the Best Screenplay and Best Actor awards at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Director Cenk Erturk (R6), Actor Ali Atay (L4), Actor Arin Kusaksizoglu (L2), Actor Haluk Bilginer (L7), Actress Hande Dogandemir (R7), Producer Alp Erturk, Producer Tuna Erturk(R2), Producer Patrick Mares (R3), Turkish Consul General in New York Alper Aktas (L6) attend the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival World premiere of the
Director Cenk Erturk (R6), Actor Ali Atay (L4), Actor Arin Kusaksizoglu (L2), Actor Haluk Bilginer (L7), Actress Hande Dogandemir (R7), Producer Alp Erturk, Producer Tuna Erturk(R2), Producer Patrick Mares (R3), Turkish Consul General in New York Alper Aktas (L6) attend the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival World premiere of the"Noah Land" at the Village East Cinema in New York, United States on April 25, 2019. (Atılgan Özdil / AA)

Turkish film Noah Land won the Best Screenplay and Best Actor awards at the Tribeca Film Festival, a statement released by the Turkish Consulate in New York said Thursday.

According to the statement, Ali Atay won the Best Actor award at the festival.

"The Noah Land has accomplished tremendous success at the Tribeca Film Festival. We congratulate and extend our whole-hearted thanks to the film's team for representing our country in the best manner possible," the consulate said.

The film features the story of a son who seeks to honour his terminally ill father's wish to be buried under a tree he planted almost half a century ago, against the villagers who oppose it claiming that the tree was planted by Noah after the Great Flood.

Starring prominent Turkish actor Haluk Bilginer, Noah Land "probes ethical questions about the price of victory while weighing a human tendency to react in extremes," according to Tribeca's Artistic Director Frederic Boyer.

Turkish director Cenk Erturk poses for a photo during an exclusive interview on his film Nuh Tepesi (Noah Land), which won the Best
Turkish director Cenk Erturk poses for a photo during an exclusive interview on his film Nuh Tepesi (Noah Land), which won the Best "Screenplay" and "Best Actor" awards at the Tribeca Film Festival, in New York, United States on May 4, 2019. (Atılgan Özdil / AA)
Source: AA