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Turkish Dark Comedy “The Announcement” Wins Special Jury Prize

Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, Lobster) was just awarded Grand Jury Prize in Venice for his film set in 18th century England, The Favourite, while Special Jury Prize went to Turkish black comedy about a failed coup d’état The Announcement, directed by Mahmut Fazil Coskun. International sales for The Announcement are handled by Heretic Outreach. In the Horizons program award for Best Director went to Kazakh helmer Emir Baigazin for his third feature, The River.

You can read more about awards and films that premiered at this year’s Venice festival here