Wandering Girl triumphs at Tallinn
by Vladan Petkovic
- The Colombian-French film has won Best Film and Best Music in the Official Selection, while other awards went to Head Above Water, As I Fall, Summer Survivors and Werewolf
Colombian director Rubén Mendoza's Wandering Girl [+see also:
interview: Rubén Mendoza, Sofía Paz Ja…
film profile] has triumphed at the 22nd Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn (16 November-2 December), winning the Grand Prix for Best Film, and Best Music for Las Ānes.
The Best Director Award went to South Korea's Jang Woo-Jin for Winter's Night, and the film also garnered its lead, Seo Young-hwa, the Best Actress Award.
Best Actor was shared by Navid Mohammadzadeh from the Iranian film Sheeple, directed by Houman Seyedi, and Dar Salim from the Danish-Swedish co-production Until We Fall [+see also:
interview: Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm
film profile] by Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm.
Indian filmmaker Rajat Kappor won the Best Script Award for Kadakh, and Jean Pierre St-Louis received the Best Cinematographer Award for his work on Canadian director Bernard Emond's A Place to Live.
The Polish film Werewolf [+see also:
interview: Adrian Panek
film profile] by Adrian Panek won the Ecumenical Jury Award and shared the Audience Award with The Guest by Egypt's Hadi El Bagoury.
The jury also gave out two Special Prizes – to As I Fall [+see also:
interview: Magnus Meyer Arnesen
film profile] by Norway's Magnus Meyer Arensen and Cronofobia [+see also:
interview: Francesco Rizzi
film profile] by Switzerland's Francesco Rizzi.
The Lithuanian movie Summer Survivors [+see also:
interview: Marija Kavtaradzė
film profile] by Marija Kavtaradze triumphed in the Baltic Film Competition, and Jaanis Valk's documentary Ahto. Chasing a Dream [+see also:
film profile] won the Best Estonian Film Award.
Mira by Russian director Denis Shabaev triumphed in the Rebels With a Cause section, and the Award for Best Asian Film by the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) jury went to Kejal by Iran's Nima Salehiyar.
Here is the full list of award winners:
Jang Woo-jin - Winter’s Night (South Korea)
Rajat Kapoor - Kadakh (India)
Seo Young-hwa - Winter’s Night (South Korea)
Jean Pierre St-Louis - A Place To Live (Canada)
Las Ānes - Wandering Girl
Werewolf - Adrian Panek
The Guest - Hadi El Bagoury (Egypt)
Award for Best Asian Film from the NETPAC jury
Kejal - Nima Salehiyar (Iran)
First Feature Competition
Head Above Water - Margaux Bonhomme
Baltic Film Competition
Estonian Film Competition
Rebel With a Cause Award
Mira - Denis Shabaev (Russia)
Just Film Youth and Children’s Film Festival
Best Short Film
All Inclusive - Corina Schwingruber Ilić (Switzerland)
Best Animated Film
Egg - Martina Scarpelli (Italy)
Lifetime Achievement Awards
Liv Ullmann (Norway)
Ivars Seleckis (Latvia)
Mark Soosaar (Estonia)
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