Song of My Mother wins at Sarajevo
by Vladan Petkovic
- The Turkish-French-German co-production also wins Best Actor; Brides takes the Special Jury Prize and Best Actress
Erol Mintaş's Song of My Mother [+see also:
interview: Erol Mintaş
film profile] has won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Film and Best Actor for Feyyaz Duman at the 20th Sarajevo Film Festival (15-23 Aug). The Turkish director's first feature film had its world premiere at Sarajevo.
The Georgian-French co-production Brides [+see also:
interview: Tinatin Kajrishvili
film profile] by Tinatin Kajrishvili received the Special Jury Prize, and its lead, debutant Mari Kitia, was awarded the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actress.
Naked by Croatia's Tiha K Gudac was crowned Best Documentary, and Eszter Hajdu's Judgement in Hungary won the Human Rights Award. A Special Mention went to Croatian-Dutch co-production Happily Ever After [+see also:
film profile] by Tatjana Božić.
In the shorts competition, Una Gunjak's Cannes Critics' Week title The Chicken (Germany-Croatia) won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Film. Special Mentions went to Shelters by Ivan Salatić from Montenegro and The Execution by Petra Szőcs (Hungary-Romania).
Meanwhile, the Cineuropa prize was bestowed upon Isa Qosja's Three Windows and a Hanging [+see also:
interview: Arben Zharku
interview: Isa Qosja
film profile]. Among the other Partners' Awards, it is worth noting the CICAE Award for Sudabeh Mortezai's Macondo [+see also:
interview: Sudabeh Mortezai
film profile] and the Ivica Matic Awards, handed out by the Association of Filmmakers in Bosnia and Herzegovina to Mustafa Mustafic for his lifetime contribution to the country's cinema and to Danis Tanovic's An Episode in the Life of An Iron Picker [+see also:
interview: Danis Tanović
The full list of awards can be found here.
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