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ASTRA 2020 Premi

Lo svedese Josefin & Florin vince il primo premio ad Astra

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- Nell'edizione all'aperto dell'Astra Film Festival i premiati sono film provenienti da Svezia, Austria e Romania

Lo svedese  Josefin & Florin  vince il primo premio ad Astra
Una delle proiezioni all'aperto dell'edizione 2020 dell'Astra Film Festival

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The god of festivals seemed to be smiling on the 27th edition of the Astra Film Festival (4-13 September), as not one single drop of rain – quite a remarkable feat in the quaint city of Sibiu, usually famous for its unpredictable and grey autumn weather – spoiled the outdoor half of the gathering’s hybrid 2020 edition. Partnering with the Astra Museum, an ethnographic museum occupying a picturesque spot in the vicinity of the city, the event offered eight outdoor locations in which to show approximately 50 films over ten days.

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Forced by circumstances to split its competitions between its two editions, the festival favoured its Romanian Competition for its outdoor half, as Romanian directors could easily travel to Sibiu in order to attend the screenings. Eleven films, either produced by a Romanian production company or exploring a Romanian topic, competed for the Best Film Award in the Romanian Competition, which in the end went to the Swedish documentary Josefin & Florin [+leggi anche:
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by Ellen Fiske and Joanna Karlberg. The jury, consisting of Romanian producer-director Oana Giurgiu, Bucharest-based American film critic Steve Rickinson and Cineuropa’s own Ştefan Dobroiu, justified their choice by praising the directors’ depiction of an “unlikely couple that represents a universal coming-of-age story, as well as a glimpse into a thoroughly modern relationship”.

A Special Mention went to Pavel Cuzuioc’s Please Hold the Line [+leggi anche:
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(Austria), while the Best Directing Award in the Romanian Competition went to Adrian Pîrvu and Helena Maksyom’s debut documentary Everything Will Not Be Fine [+leggi anche:
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(Romania/Ukraine). Finally, the Audience Award went to Andrei Dăscălescu’s Holy Father [+leggi anche:
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(Romania).

The 27th Astra Film Festival will be back with a second edition programmed for 16-25 October, which will favour the other traditional competitive sections, the international competition now titled New Voices in Documentary, and the Central and Eastern European Competition.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Best Film in the Romanian Competition
Josefin & Florin [+leggi anche:
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- Ellen Fiske, Joanna Karlberg (Sweden)
Special Mention
Please Hold the Line [+leggi anche:
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- Pavel Cuzuioc (Austria)

Best Directing in the Romanian Competition
Everything Will Not Be Fine [+leggi anche:
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- Adrian Pîrvu, Helena Maksyom (Romania/Ukraine)

Audience Award
Holy Father [+leggi anche:
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- Andrei Dăscălescu (Romania)

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