French film Heart of Stone wins at One World Prague
by Vladan Petkovic
- Other winners include Cold Case Hammarskjold, Reconstructing Utoya and Everything Must Fall, while The Good Death and Another Chance have been awarded in the Czech Competition
The 21st One World International Documentary Film Festival in Prague (6-17 March) ended with a closing ceremony that saw the French film Heart of Stone [+see also:
film profile] by Claire Billet and Olivier Jobard win the Best Film Award in the International Competition. The documentary about a young Afghani refugee who goes back to his hometown after spending eight years in France had its world premiere at One World.
Danish filmmaker Mads Brügger received the Best Director Award for the Sundance title Cold Case Hammarskjöld [+see also:
interview: Mads Brügger
film profile], while the Special Jury Award went to Carl Javér's Reconstructing Utøya [+see also:
film profile], which world-premiered in the Berlinale's Panorama. The film also won the newly established Regional Jury Prize.
In the Right to Know section, South African director Rehad Desai's IDFA entry Everything Must Fall [+see also:
film profile] won the Best Film Award, and the Special Jury Prize went to Michel Toesca's Cannes title To the Four Winds [+see also:
The Best Film Award in the Czech Competition was given to Tomáš Krupa's The Good Death [+see also:
interview: Tomáš Krupa
film profile], while Eva Tomanová's Another Chance [+see also:
film profile], which world-premiered at One World, received a Special Jury Prize.
Here is the full list of award winners:
Right to Know Competition
Student Jury Award
#FollowMe - Nicolaas Veul, Duco Coops (Netherlands)
Regional Jury Award
Reconstructing Utøya - Carl Javér
Avast Foundation Audience Award
FAR. The Story of a Journey Around the World - Gwendolin Weisser, Patrick Allagaier (Germany)
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