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Miracle triumphs in Arras and Harmony Lessons in Amiens

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- Slovakian director Juraj Lehotsky and Kazakh filmmaker Emir Baigazin win in Arras and Amiens, while Sarlat rewards The Finishers

Miracle triumphs in Arras and Harmony Lessons in Amiens
Miracle by Juraj Lehotsky

The series of festivals taking place in France led to the victory on Saturday in Arras of Miracle [+see also:
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by Slovakian director Juraj Lehotsky. The jury presided by filmmaker Philippe Faucon awarded the Silver Atlas to the Polish feature The Girl from the Wardrobe [+see also:
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by Bodo Kox (read the interview) which also won the Prize “Regards Jeunes”. The Prize of the Public went to Love is Blind [+see also:
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by Estonian director Ilmar Raag and that of the Critics to Chasing the Wind [+see also:
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by Norwegian filmmaker Rune Denstad Langlo (read the interview).

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As for the 33rd Amiens International Film Festival, it gave its Grand Prix to Harmony Lessons [+see also:
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by Kazakh director Emir Baigazin (coproduced by France and Germany), which also won a Best Actor Award (Timour Aidarbekov). Two awards too for the Icelandic-German film Of Horses and Men [+see also:
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by Benedikt Erlingsson with the Prize of the City and a Best Actress Award (Charlotte Boving). The public rewarded When I Saw Youby Annemarie Jacir (coproduced by Palestine, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Greece).

Finally, the public of the Sarlat Film Festival gave the Golden Salamander to The Finishers by Nils Tavernier (article). The high school jury rewarded Me Myself and Mum [+see also:
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by Guillaume Gallienne, who also won a Best Actor Award handed out by the Youth Jury, while Karin Viard won in the female category (for her role in Lulu in the Nude [+see also:
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by Solveig Anspach – read the article) and Chinese Puzzle by Cédric Klapisch won the Best Film Award.

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