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Bergamo FM: Princess of Egypt wins the 32nd edition

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- The debut film by Finnish Jan Forsström was given the audience award. Second place went to British Leave to Remainby Bruce Goodison, third place to Wolfby Dutch Jim Taihuttu

Bergamo FM:  Princess of Egypt wins the 32nd edition
Princess of Egypt by Jan Forsström

Silmäterä - Princess of Egypt [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jan Forsström
film profile
]
, a debut film by Finnish Jan Forsström, was given the Bergamo Film Meeting Award - Banca Popolare di Bergamo, assigned by the public at the Bergamo Film Meeting. The award is worth €5,000 and seeks to bring concrete help to productions who invest in young actors, as well as an acknowledgement of quality cinema. Second and third place went to Leave to Remain [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Bruce Goodison (UK, 2013) and Wolf [+see also:
trailer
interview: Marwan Kenzari
film profile
]
by Jim Taihuttu (the Netherlands, 2013).

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The festival’s 32nd edition came to a close after nine days of events: 129 films divided into various categories: Mostra Concorso, main competition; Visti da Vicino dedicated to documentaries; an homage to British actor Dirk Bogarde; Europa, Femminile Singolare, a collection of European female filmmakers, with complete filmographies presented of directors Sólveig AnspachAntonietta De LilloJessica Hausner, as well as a selection of shorts by young female directors from around Europe. Light was shone on Pierre-Luc Granjon, the French director, illustrator and modeller, who also had an exhibit dedicated to his drawings, set models and sculptures, which will be on-going until March 30 in the Porta Sant'Agostino room.

Next year’s edition will take place on March 7-15, 2015. 

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(Translated from Italian)

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