“Best Director” Award from Sundance to TRT Co-production “Klondike”

TRT co-production “Klondike” directed by Maryna Er Gorbach won the “Best Director” award at the Sundance Film Festival, one of the 5 most important festivals in the world.

Awards found their owners at the Sundance Film Festival, organized by the Sundance Institute since 1981. TRT co-production “Klondike” won the “Best Director” award in the “International Competition” section of the festival, which was held online in the US state of Utah between January 20-30.

Words of praise from the competition jury

“Klondike”, which made its premiere at the “International Competition”, the main competition section of the Sundance Film Festival, where only 10 films from all over the world are selected each year, received the appreciation of the competition jury. The international competition jury of the festival presented the “Best Director Award” to Maryna Er Gorbach on the grounds that “a film that enlivens the viewer with its meticulously formed frames, elegantly woven story and beautiful performances of the actors”.

European premiere will be in Berlin

The film, which was shot by Ukrainian, Turkish, Czech, Bosnian and Georgian teams, will have its European premiere in the “Panorama” section of the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival, which will take place on February 10-20 with the participation of the team. The Ukraine-Turkey co-production film, which won the TRT International Co-Production Award in 12 Punto 2020, is directed by Maryna Er Gorbach and co-produced by Mehmet Bahadır Er. Starting with Irka, a pregnant woman living on the Ukraine-Russia border, who does not leave her home despite the siege of her village by separatist groups, “Klondike” is about Irka and her family finding themselves at the center of an international plane crash disaster.