Kino Lika and For a Moment, Freedom win Lecce
After winning numerous prizes at European festivals, and obtaining great results at the Croatian box office, Dalibor Matanic’s Kino Lika [+see also:
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For the international jury, the film co-produced by Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina and based on the acclaimed novel by Damir Karakas, "efficiently depicts a story of loneliness and desperation in a small mountain community".
The Special Jury Prize went to Arash T. Riahi’s For a Moment, Freedom [+see also:
film profile] (Austria), which moved audiences with its tale of the odysseys of Iranian and Kurdish refugees fleeing from their countries to Europe.
Best Cinematography went to Hungarian director Róbert Alföldi’s Tranquility, lensed by Tamas Babos.
Best Screenplay was won by French title The Beautiful Person [+see also:
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interview: Christian Angeli
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(Translated from Italian)
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