Ray & Liz reçoit l'Alexandre d'or de Thessalonique
par Vassilis Economou
- Ces mémoires par Richard Billingham l'emporte ; les autres prix principaux de la 59e édition du festival international grec sont allés à Eva Trobisch et Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
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British photographer, artist and director Richard Billingham’s debut feature, Ray & Liz [+lire aussi :
fiche film], has won the “Theo Angelopoulos” Golden Alexander for Best Feature Film at the 59th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, which ran from 1-11 November. The prizes were given out yesterday at the closing-night ceremony, held in the Olympion Theatre.
The international jury, comprising the director of the EYE Filmmuseum, Sandra den Hamer, Romanian director Radu Jude, Iranian actress Fatemeh Motamed-Arya (Simin Motamed), Spanish composer Alfonso de Vilallonga and the director of the Contemporary Art Centre of Thessaloniki, Syrago Tsiara, handed the €8,000 prize to the British drama, which serves as a creative memoir of Billingham’s childhood during the Thatcher era.
The second award, the Silver Alexander, was bestowed upon Eva Trobisch’s first feature, All Good [+lire aussi :
fiche film], a drama that follows a woman trying to deny the assault she has fallen victim to. For that performance, leading actress Aenne Schwarz received the Best Actress Award, sharing it with Marisha Triantafyllidou for the Greek female-driven drama Her Job [+lire aussi :
fiche film], directed by Nikos Labôt. The Best Actor Award was bestowed upon Danish thesp Jakob Cedergren for his role in Gustav Möller’s The Guilty [+lire aussi :
fiche film], with the film also being voted as the audience’s favourite.
The other big winner of the night was Phuttiphong Aroonpheng’s debut feature, Manta Ray [+lire aussi :
fiche film], with the Thai director and cinematographer receiving the Special Jury Award for Best Director. The film also picked up the Best Achievement Award for Nawarophaat Rungphiboonsophit’s cinematography, and the Human Values Award from the Hellenic Parliament TV channel.
Finally, the jury handed out two Special Mentions: one to Tribeca winner Smuggling Hendrix [+lire aussi :
fiche film] by Cypriot debutant Marios Piperides and another to Socrates by Alex Moratto, which also scooped the independent prize for the best LGBTQI-themed film, the Mermaid Award.
The Greek Film Centre (GFC) crowned Steve Krikris’ debut, The Waiter [+lire aussi :
fiche film], with two awards, one for Best Greek Debut, accompanied by €5,000 in cash, plus the newly introduced Best Location Award from the Hellenic Film Commission, worth €1,500, which went to the film’s location manager, Dimitris Halkiadakis. The GFC also sponsored the Best Virtual Reality Award, valued at €3,000, which was bestowed upon Battlescar by Nico Casavecchia and Μartin Allais.
In the Greek Film Festival 2018 section, Pause [+lire aussi :
fiche film] by Tonia Mishiali snagged the FIPRESCI Award, while Angelos Frantzis’ Still River [+lire aussi :
fiche film] received the Greek Film Critics’ Association Award.
Here is the complete list of winners at the 59th Thessaloniki International Film Festival:
Best Artistic Achievement for Cinematography
Nawarophaat Rungphiboonsophit - Manta Ray
Virtual Reality Films Competition
Battlescar - Nico Casavecchia, Μartin Allais (France/USA)
Hellenic Film Commission Best Location Award
Dimitris Halkiadakis - The Waiter
Human Values Award
Manta Ray - Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
Socrates - Alex Moratto
Youth jury awards
Fischer audience awards
International Competition Award
The Guilty - Gustav Möller
Greek Film Festival – Michael Cacoyannis Award
Refuge II: The Ice Path - Christos Nikoleris (Greece)
(Traduit de l'anglais)
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