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A Franco-German-Georgian winner at GoEast

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- The jury of the 13th edition of the Central and Eastern European Film Festival of Wiesbaden honours through this victory the dialogue mission of the event

A Franco-German-Georgian winner at GoEast

The 13th edition of the Central and Eastern European Film GoEast Festival of Wiesbaden will have been a great edition (“a complete success”, to use the words of its director, Gaby Babic), with a record number of 10,000 spectators and a winner who represented Europe from East to West: In Bloom [+see also:
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 by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß (Fata morgana), a coproduction between the German company Indiz Film (cofounded by Groß) and the Georgian company Polare Film (cofounded by Groß and Ekvtimishvili) with the French company Arizona Produtions, whose appearance in the Forum section of the last Berlin Film Festival led to a C.I.C.A.E. Prize. The jury, presided by Hungarian filmmaker Benedek Fliegauf, rewarded the film yesterday with the Skoda Prize (10,000 euros) "for the captivating and original portrait it draws of a society in movement through an educational account, backed by a superb cinematography and set design, as well as astonishing actors”.

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The Documentary Prize "Remembrance and Future" (10,000 euros) went to Russian filmmaker Lyubov Arkus for Anton's Right There, while the Award of the City of Wiesbaden for Best Director was awarded to Serbian director Srdan Golubovic for Circles [+see also:
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(Serbia/Germany/Croatia/Slovenia/France), already rewarded in Berlin, Sofia and Sundance.

The two Special Mentions of the Jury honoured director Kirill Serebrennikov for Betrayal and Romanian actor Dan Chiorean for Rocker [+see also:
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by Marian Crisan. The Award of the Federal Foreign Office rewarded the originality and diversity of Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari by Russian director Aleksey Fedorchenko, also praised by the FIPRESCI jury.

The Robert Bosch Fund distributed for the seventh time important grants to projects between Eastern Europe and Germany. 

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(Translated from French)

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