Nuovo Cinema Europa: Forget Me Not triumphs in Genoa
- The fifth edition of the festival gave awards out to Germany, France and Belgium. Special mentions for Spain and Austria.
German Forget Me Not (Vergiss mein nicht) [+see also:
film profile] by David Sieveking was the winner of the audience award during the fifth edition of the Festival Nuovo Cinema Europa, which came to a close in Genoa on April 12. The prize from the jury – made up this year of Marco Cipolloni, Matteo Musso and Ilaria Sechi – was given out to Approved for Adoption [+see also:
film profile], the first feature length film by Jung & Laurent Boileau (France/Belgium 2012), adapted from the autobiographical graphic novel by the same name by Jung. The jury declared the film “was able to tell the story of diversity with an original and authentic touch, without ever renouncing on the experience of pain, vitality and lightness.”
The jury also gave out two special mentions. The first to My Blind Heart (Mein blindes Herz) [+see also:
interview: Peter Brunner
film profile] by Peter Brunner (Austria 2013) “for the great feat of directing a difficult piece of work, for the experimentalism – almost visionary – of the modulation of storytelling.” The second went to Todos queremos lo mejor para ella [+see also:
film profile] by Mar Coll (Spain 2013), “for the quality and the measure with which music and photography are able to accompany the spectator inside the folds and everydayness of a conscious journey of liberation and identity reconstruction.”
The Festival Nuovo Cinema Europa was directed by Angela Ferrari and organised by Profondità di Campo, together with Circuito Cinema Genova and ten European culture institutes scattered across Italy.
(Translated from Italian)
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