Swedish film scoops Silver Méliès at NIFFF
by Mathieu Loewer
Over 20,000 viewers attended the 8th Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival, which closed on July 6.
The international competition jury – presided by US director Joe Dante – presented the H.R. Giger Award - Narcissus for Best Film to Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer (USA/Mexico).
Having picked up a Special Mention and the Youth Prize, Swedish director Tomas Alfredson’s Let the Right One In [+see also:
interview: John Nordling
interview: Tomas Alfredson
film profile] also won the Silver Méliès for Best European Fantasy Feature. The film is thus shortlisted for the Golden Méliès, whose ceremony will be held in Sitges in October, at the 41st Catalonia International Film Festival.
A Special Mention and the Titra Film Award went to Tôkyô! [+see also:
film profile], a film made up of different episodes and co-directed by Bong Joon-ho, Leos Carax and Michel Gondry (France/Japan/Germany/South Korea).
Finally, audiences lauded CJ7 by Hong Kong director Stephen Chow (TSR Award) and Om Shanti Om by India’s Farha Khan (Mad Movies Award).
(Translated from French)
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