Les Garçons sauvages si aggiudica il Grand Prix della competizione europea al BRIFF
di Aurore Engelen
- Il film di Bertrand Mandico scoperto a Venezia è stato premiato alla prima edizione del Festival internazionale del cinema di Bruxelles
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The first edition of the Brussels International Film Festival drew to a close on Saturday 30 June by unveiling its list of winners. The Grand Prix in the European Competition was bestowed upon the feature debut by French director Bertrand Mandico, The Wild Boys [+leggi anche:
intervista: Bertrand Mandico
scheda film], while the Grand Prix in the International Competition ended up going to the Iranian flick No Date No Signature by Vahid Jalilvand, and So Help Me God [+leggi anche:
intervista: Jean Libon e Yves Hinant
scheda film] by Jean Libon and Yves Hinant came out on top in the National Competition.
The Wild Boys, a coming-of-age tale depicting the fantastic and epic odyssey undertaken by five young boys who are the subjects of a mysterious trial and subsequently transform into girls, has enjoyed a string of festival appearances since being selected at Venice, before its inclusion in the European Competition programme at the BRIFF. Meanwhile, the Jury Prize in this competition was given to The Return [+leggi anche:
scheda film] by Malene Choi Jensen, which is about the quest of two young people of Korean heritage who are Danish by adoption, as they travel to their country of birth in search of their identity. A Special Mention was also bestowed upon the French film Shéhérazade [+leggi anche:
scheda film] by Jean-Bernard Marlin.
In the International Competition, although the Grand Prix was picked up by Iran’s No Date No Signature, the Jury Prize was handed to Italy’s Manuel [+leggi anche:
scheda film], another movie revealed at Venice and the feature-length fiction debut by documentarian Dario Albertini. For its part, the audience chose to single out the Bulgarian film Directions [+leggi anche:
intervista: Stephan Komandarev
scheda film] by Stephan Komandarev.
The National Competition put Belgian documentaries firmly centre stage, as the Grand Prix was given to So Help Me God by Yves Hinant and Jean Libon, the big-screen offshoot of the cult show Strip Tease, which follows the colourful daily life of examining magistrate Anne Gruwez, while a Special Mention went to Ceres [+leggi anche:
scheda film] by Janet Van den Brand, and the Audience Award ended up going to Holy Tour [+leggi anche:
scheda film] by Méryl Fortunat-Rossi and Valéry Rosier.
Here is the complete list of winners:
No Date No Signature - Vahid Jalilvand (Iran)
The Guilty - Gustav Möller
(Tradotto dal francese)
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