The Souvenir vince il Gran Premio della Giuria al Sundance nel Concorso World Cinema Dramatic
di Ola Salwa
- L'edizione 2019 del Sundance Film Festival si è chiusa con successo con quasi tutti i premi dei concorsi World Cinema Dramatic e Documentary assegnati a (co-)produzioni europee
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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 [+leggi anche:
scheda film] by Joanna Hogg, starring Tilda Swinton and Honor Swinton Byrne, while Macedonia’s Honeyland [+leggi anche:
intervista: Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara …
scheda film] by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov took home the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize (as well as the Special Jury Prize for Impact for Change). The Sundance audience chose their favourites as well: Denmark’s Queen of Hearts [+leggi anche:
intervista: May el-Toukhy
scheda film] by May el-Toukhy was voted the best fiction (“dramatic”) film, while Austria’s Sea of Shadows [+leggi anche:
scheda film] by Richard Ladkani was considered the best non-fiction title. The World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for No Borders was given to Midnight Traveler [+leggi anche:
scheda film] 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 [+leggi anche:
scheda film] 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 [+leggi anche:
intervista: Mads Brügger
scheda film], a Danish-Norwegian-Swedish-Belgian film, and Lucia Garibaldi (Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic) for The Sharks [+leggi anche:
scheda film], which was co-produced by Uruguay, Argentina and Spain. DoPs Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma, who worked on Honeyland, received the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography. Finally, Polish acting legend Krystyna Janda was presented with the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting for her superb performance in Jacek Borcuch’s Dolce Fine Giornata [+leggi anche:
intervista: Jacek Borcuch
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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