Women Without Men triumphs at Miskolc
by Fabien Lemercier
20/09/2010 - The 7th International Film Festival in Miskolc (third largest Hungarian city, located in the north of the country), an event of reference in Central Europe, closed yesterday with the triumph of Shirin Neshat’s Austrian/German/French co-production Women Without Men [trailer], which won the Emeric Pressburger Prize.
Critics honoured Hungarian director Agnes Kocsis’s Adrienn Pal [trailer, film focus] (also winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the latest Cannes Festival after its première in the Un Certain Regard section), while the FICC Prize went to Nader T. Homayoun’s Iranian/French co-production Tehran [trailer].
Other films presented in competition include Eastern Plays [trailer, film focus] by Bulgaria’s Kamen Kalev (European Parliament LUX Prize 2009 competition), Hitler In Hollywood [trailer] by Belgium’s Frédéric Sojcher, The Boat Race [trailer] by fellow Belgian Bernard Bellefroid, Mall Girls by Polish director Katarzyna Roslianec and Vespa by Hungary’s Diana Groo.
Finally, the Miskolc festival this year gave a Lifetime Achievement Award to Miklós Jancsó.
(Translated from French)