The Souvenir, Gran Premio del Jurado en la Competición World Cinema Dramatic de Sundance
por Ola Salwa
- El festival estadounidense se ha clausurado con un palmarés que, en las competiciones World Cinema Dramatic y Documentary, ha destacado en su mayor parte a (co)producciones europeas
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Last week, Park City, the hometown of the Sundance Film Festival, greeted hundreds of filmmakers, including a strong contingent from Europe. Ten out of the 12 films presented in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition were either European productions or co-productions, while in the World Cinema Documentary Competition, the number was even higher, as all 12 movies hailed from the Continent. Both the jury and the festival audience were clearly enamoured by Europe, as a huge share of their awards went to European titles. The Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition was presented to the UK’s The Souvenir [+lee también:
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ficha del filme] by Hassan Fazzili, which was produced by the USA, Qatar, the UK and Canada. The other special trophy (World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award) went to Monos [+lee también:
ficha del filme] by Alejandro Landes, a joint effort between Colombia, Argentina, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Uruguay.
Individual awards were presented to helmers Mads Brügger (Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary) for Cold Case Hammarskjöld [+lee también:
entrevista: Mads Brügger
entrevista: Mads Brügger
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The motto of this year’s Sundance Film Festival was “risk independence”, as the programming team favoured bold and original works. On the other hand, the primary theme of the event was inclusion – of all the feature films and episodic content (one of the festival’s sidebars) accepted for Sundance in 2019, 41% were helmed by a female director, while the figure for shorts stood at 52%, making for a combined total of 45%. 55% of the accepted short films and 38% of the dramatic features had a black director.
Here is the full list of the Sundance World Cinema Dramatic/Documentary Competition winners:
World Cinema Dramatic Competition
Special Jury Award for Originality
We Are Little Zombies - Makoto Nagahisa (Japan)
World Cinema Documentary Competition
Special Jury Award for Impact for Change
Honeyland - Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov
Special Jury Award for Cinematography
Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma - Honeyland
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