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ARRAS 2018 Awards

Jumpman comes out on top at Arras

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- Ivan I Tverdovsky has taken home the Golden Atlas, while the Silver Atlas went to Daniel Sandu, Take It or Leave It scooped a Special Mention and the Audience Award went to The Eternal Road

Jumpman comes out on top at Arras
Ivan I Tverdovsky (centre) with his Golden Atlas (© Lea Rener/Arras Film Festival)

The competition jury at the 19th Arras Film Festival, chaired by French filmmaker Emmanuel Finkiel, has bestowed the Golden Atlas - Grand Jury Prize upon Jumpman [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ivan I Tverdovsky
film profile
]
 by Russia’s Ivan I Tverdovsky. The third feature by the director of Corrections Class [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ivan I Tverdovsky
film profile
]
 and Zoology [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ivan I Tverdovsky
film profile
]
, which was unveiled in competition at Karlovy Vary, portrays the misadventures of Dennis, a teenager suffering from a rare disease that makes him impervious to pain and who grew up in an orphanage where he was abandoned shortly after he was born. However, his mother reappears in his life and takes him to Moscow, where she is a member of a gang of corrupt public officials who extort money from rich people. Dennis partakes in their schemes by flinging himself in front of cars in order to blackmail their drivers… Produced by Russia together with Lithuania (Tremora), Ireland (Film and Music Entertainement) and France (Arizona), the feature is being sold overseas by Poland’s New Europe Film Sales

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The Silver Atlas for Best Director was handed to One Step Behind the Seraphim [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Daniel Sandu
film profile
]
 by Romania’s Daniel Sandu, a highly accomplished feature debut that also took home the award handed out by the Youth Jury.

Another double prizewinner was the feature debut Take It or Leave It [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 by Estonia’s Liina Trishkina-Vanhatalo. The film, which is the 2019 national Oscar hopeful and is a subtle exploration of the subject of fatherhood, received a Jury Special Mention and also scooped the Critics’ Award at Arras.

Lastly, the Audience Award went to The Eternal Road [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Antti-Jussi Annila
film profile
]
by Finland’s Antti Jussi Annila, a dramatic and fanciful work lifting the lid on a hidden chapter of history. The movie is also representing its country for the Oscars in 2019. 

Here is the complete list of award winners: 

Golden Atlas - Grand Jury Prize 
Jumpman [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ivan I Tverdovsky
film profile
]
 - Ivan I Tverdovsky (Russia/Lithuania/Ireland/France)

Silver Atlas – Best Director Award 
One Step Behind the Seraphim [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Daniel Sandu
film profile
]
 - Daniel Sandu (Romania)

Jury Special Mention 
Take It or Leave It [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Liina Trishkina Vanhatalo (Estonia)

Critics’ Award 
Take It or Leave It - Liina Trishkina Vanhatalo

Audience Award 
The Eternal Road [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Antti-Jussi Annila
film profile
]
- Antti-Jussi Annila (Finland/Sweden/Estonia)

Youth Jury Award - Hauts-de-France Region
One Step Behind the Seraphim - Daniel Sandu

(Translated from French)

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