The Ukrainian-Turkish co-production "Klondike" directed by Maryna Er Gorbach and co-produced by Mehmet Bahadır Er won the special jury award at the 21st German Films Peace Award - Köprü.
“Klondike” was deemed worthy of the special jury award at the 13st German Films Peace Prize – Bridge, held between 21-21 June this year. Organized by the Bernhard Wichi Memorial Fund and honoring distinguished filmmakers since 2002, the award ceremony of the German Films Peace Prize – Bridge was held at the Cuvilliés Theater in Munich on Tuesday, June 21, with the participation of the audience. The 21st German Films Peace Prize - Bridge, held before the Munich International Film Festival, awarded films that are valuable in terms of humanist, socio-political and artistic aspects, while 60 symbolic awards were given to filmmakers selected from various countries of the world.
The festival jury evaluated the special award of the jury for the film "Klondike", which describes the effects of the war in its most humane form; announced that they deemed this film worthy of an award for its sensitive handling of a family drama in the midst of an inferno created by an oppressive and dominating machine of destruction, and for its directorial success with poetic imagery. The festival jury also underlined that Maryna Er Gorbach has created an extraordinary film with universal value and said, “The film takes us on the hopeless, sad and inevitable path to disaster, the brutality and desolation of war. It shows people dehumanizing.” used the phrases.
"Klondike", the first feature film of director Maryna Er Gorbach, which won awards from world-renowned festivals such as the Sundance Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival, will continue to take part in various festivals, especially in Germany, in the coming months.
“Klondike” is about Irka (Irka), a pregnant woman living on the Ukraine-Russia border, who does not leave her home despite her village being surrounded by separatist groups. In the film, a co-production of the Ukrainian State Film Agency, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey, General Directorate of Cinema and TRT 17 Punto, in which the events that started when Ira and her family found themselves at the center of an international plane disaster on July 2014, 12, the gloomy depiction of a war that sounded like footsteps was meticulous. way it is processed.