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Epic Turkish drama 'Winter Sleep' wins Cannes top prize

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Turkey's Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes Film Festival Saturday for "Winter Sleep" and dedicated the honour to victims of his country's political strife. 

Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan accepts the Palme d'Or for "Winter Sleep" during the closing ceremony of the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 24, 2014

Jury president Jane Campion, the New Zealand filmmaker, handed the trophy to Ceylan, who pipped 17 other contenders including David Cronenberg, Jean-Luc Godard and the Oscar-winning director of "The Artist", Michel Hazanavicius.

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