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Il trofeo Transilvania va a The Whaler Boy

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Il trofeo Transilvania va a The Whaler Boy
Il regista Philipp Yuryev con il trofeo Transilvania per The Whaler Boy

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There were many things to celebrate at the 20th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (23 July-1 August, Cluj-Napoca), which kicked off with a symbolic simultaneous gala in 20 Romanian towns and a campaign dubbed #impreunaprinfilm (lit. “#togetherthroughcinema”).

At the awards gala, the jury chaired by Mexican screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga handed the Transilvania Trophy, the festival’s top award, to Philipp Yuriyev’s The Whaler Boy [+leggi anche:
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(Poland/Russia/Belgium), as it is “a wonderful, meticulous portrait of an isolated community and of the dreams of a boy dazed by social media”. One of the very few Romanian LGBT productions, Eugen Jebeleanu’s Poppy Field [+leggi anche:
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(Romania), received two highly coveted accolades at the gala, the Best Director Award and the Audience Award, the latter being given to the most popular film out of the 12 competing titles, based on the votes cast by the audience.

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The jury handed out the Best Performance Award to Spanish actress Petra Martínez for her role in David Martín de los SantosThat Was Life [+leggi anche:
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(Spain/Belgium). A Special Mention of the Jury, for how it conveys the “absurdity of war”, was given to Marat Sargsyan’s The Flood Won't Come [+leggi anche:
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(Lithuania).

For the second consecutive year, the FIPRESCI jury gave its award to a film in the festival’s Romanian Days competition, and this year it was bestowed upon Bogdan George Apetri’s thriller Unidentified [+leggi anche:
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(Romania/Latvia/Czech Republic). The top award in this competition went to Ruxandra Ghiţescu’s Otto the Barbarian [+leggi anche:
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(Romania/Belgium).

Here is the complete list of awards handed out at the festival’s 20th-anniversary edition:

Main competition

Transilvania Trophy
The Whaler Boy [+leggi anche:
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- Philipp Yuryev (Poland/Russia/Belgium)

Best Director
Eugen Jebeleanu - Poppy Field [+leggi anche:
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(Romania)

Special Jury Prize
Pebbles - PS Vinothraj (India)

Best Performance
Petra Martinez - That Was Life [+leggi anche:
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(Spain/Belgium)

Special Mention of the Jury
The Flood Won't Come [+leggi anche:
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- Marat Sargsyan (Lithuania)

Audience Award
Poppy Field - Eugen Jebeleanu

Romanian Days

Best Feature
Otto the Barbarian [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Ruxandra Ghiţescu
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- Ruxandra Ghiţescu (Romania/Belgium)

Best First Feature
#dogpoopgirl [+leggi anche:
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- Andrei Huţuleac (Romania)

Best Short Film
When Night Meets Dawn - Andreea Borţun (Romania)
Special Mention
Cradle - Paul Mureşan (Romania)

FIPRESCI Award
Unidentified [+leggi anche:
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- Bogdan George Apetri (Romania/Latvia/Czech Republic)

Audience Award
Wild Romania - Dan Dinu, Cosmin Dumitrache (Romania)

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