Israeli drama A Quiet Heart wins at Tallinn
- Eitan Anner's film has won the Grand Prix; other winners include Romania’s Eastern Business and Iran’s Breath
Israeli director Eitan Anner's third feature film, A Quiet Heart [+see also:
film profile], has won the Grand Prix for Best Film at the 20th Black Nights International Film Festival in Tallinn (11-27 November). The drama about a young pianist in crisis who moves to an ultra-Orthodox neighbourhood in Jerusalem also earned its lead, Ania Bukstein, the Jury Prize for Best Actress.
Iran's Narges Abyar won Best Director for Breath, while Romanian comedy Eastern Business [+see also:
film profile] received Best Screenplay for writer-director Igor Cobileanski and Best Actor, split between Ion Sapdaru and Constantin Puscasu.
In the First Feature Film Competition, the Best Film Award went to Duet by David Nanesh from Iran. The film also picked up the NETPAC Award. Lastly, Kadri Kõusaar's Mother [+see also:
film profile] was crowned Best Estonian Feature.
Here is the full list of awards:
Jury Prize for Best Director
Narges Abyar - Breath (Iran)
Jury Prize for Best Actor
Ion Sapdaru and Constantin Puscasu - Eastern Business
Jury Prize for Best Actress
Ania Bukstein - A Quiet Heart
First Feature Competition
Duet - David Nanesh (Iran)
Special Jury Prize
Gentle Breath - Augusto Sandino (Colombia)
Holy Biker - Homero Olivetto (Brazil)
Estonian Film Competition
Gentle Breath - Augusto Sandino
Duet - David Nanesh
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