Ivana the Terrible triumphs at the Zagreb Film Festival
- Ivana Mladenović's semi-autobiographical docu-fiction hybrid has come out on top at Zagreb, with other winners including Babyteeth, Jojo Rabbit and The Diary of Diana B
Ivana Mladenović's semi-autobiographical docu-fiction hybrid Ivana the Terrible [+see also:
film profile] has won the main award, the Golden Pram, at the recent Zagreb Film Festival, which took place from 7-17 November in the Croatian capital. The prize, provided by Adiko Bank, was worth €4,000 and was handed out by a jury consisting of filmmakers Dana Budisavljević, Ágnes Kocsis and Elmir Jukić. In their explanation, they stated that the film “easily finds its way to viewers' hearts because of the spontaneity and self-irony of its leading actress and directress” Mladenović. In addition, they claimed that it further blurs the lines between documentary and fiction filmmaking.
In the same category, covering filmmakers' first and second feature films, Alejandro Landes' Sundance-premiered Monos [+see also:
film profile] won a Special Mention thanks to its unique visual style and the creation of a coherent and memorable world. Meanwhile, Shannon Murphy's Babyteeth scooped the Audience Award, notching up an average grade of 4.49 on the scale ranging from 1 to 5. The award was provided by Croatian Telecom.
In the other categories, the winners were Budisavljević's The Diary of Diana B [+see also:
interview: Dana Budisavljević
film profile] in the PLUS strand, dedicated to cinema for youth audiences, and Jojo Rabbit [+see also:
film profile] by Taika Waititi, which won the Golden Bicycle in the Together Again programme section, which screens movies by former competitors. In the two short-film competitions, International and Checkers (the national contest), the winners were The Last Image of Father, directed by Stefan Đorđević, and Rino Barbir's Snitch, respectively.
Here is the full list of award winners:
Ivana the Terrible [+see also:
film profile] – Ivana Mladenović (Romania/Serbia)
Monos [+see also:
film profile] – Alejandro Landes (Colombia/Argentina/Netherlands/Germany/Sweden/Uruguay/USA/Switzerland/Denmark)
Golden Pram for Best International Short Film
The Last Image of Father – Stefan Đorđević (Serbia)
She Runs – Qiu Yang (China/France)
Golden Pram in the Checkers Programme
Snitch – Rino Barbir (Croatia)
Summer Fruits – Josip Lukić (Croatia)
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Best Pitch Award
Tempest - Anton Emeršič (Slovenia)
Thirst in the Moonlight - Marko Dugonjić (Croatia)
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