Loving wins the 14th edition of the European film festival in Lecce
by Vittoria Scarpa
- The golden olive tree goes to Slawomir Fabicki’s film. The Mario Verdone award goes to Alì Has Blue Eyes, and the Cineuropa award to The Dead and the Living
The golden olive tree went to Polish film Loving [+see also:
film profile] by Slawomir Fabicki at the 14th edition of the Lecce European film festival, which came to a close on April 13. The film, chosen by a jury presided over by producer Grazia Volpi among ten other European feature films, takes a look at love and its multiple facets through the story of Maria and Tomek, a modern couple seemingly living in a perfect world, but who, after a traumatic event, will have to confront fear, jealousy, abandonment and forgiveness.
The award for best photography went to the refined Dutch Hungarian production Silent Ones [+see also:
film profile] by Ricky Rijneke (read the interview), which also won the Officine Lab award for best supporting actor for Roland Rába. The award for best screenplay went to the beautiful and absorbing Three Worlds by French Catherine Corsini, while the special jury prize went to the eternal Peter Pan Norwegian film The Almost Man [+see also:
film profile] by Martin Lund.
The Cineuropa jury, composed of Luciana Castellina, Amra Baksic Camo (Sarajevo Film Festival) and Guillaume Calop (Les Arcs Film Festival), chose to recognise Austrian The Dead and the Living [+see also:
interview: Barbara Albert
film profile] by Barbara Albert. Alì Has Blue Eyes [+see also:
interview: Claudio Giovannesi
film profile] by Claudio Giovannesi, the revelation film of last year’s Rome Festival, won the Mario Verdone award. Finally, the FIPRESCI award went to Ships by Elif Refig (Turkey) and the SNGCI award for best European actor went to Wolfram Koch, who starred in Our Little Differences [+see also:
interview: Sylvie Michel
film profile] by Sylvie Michel (Germany).
For a complete list of awards, click here.
(Translated from Italian)
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