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LES ARCS 2021 Awards

107 Mothers triumphs at Les Arcs

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- Crystal Arrow for the film from Slovak filmmaker Peter Kerekes, Audience award for Hive, Swamy Rotolo and Laure Calamy for best acting, and the Cineuropa award for Full Time

107 Mothers triumphs at Les Arcs
107 Mothers by Peter Kerekes

Victory at the 13th Les Arcs Film Festival for 107 Mothers [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Peter Kerekes
film profile
]
by Slovak filmmaker Peter Kerekes, which won the 2021 Crystal Arrow given to the best film by the jury lead by Michel Hazanavicius. Winner of the Orizzonti prize for best script in Venice, this feature erases the frontier between documentary and fiction in a women's prison in Odessa. The prize comes with a sum of 20 000€ for a digital campaign on preroll on the France Télévisions website, dedicated to its promotion as soon as it is released in France.

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The main jury gave the Grand Prize to the thrilling Captain Volkonogov Escaped [+see also:
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from Russian duo Natasha Merkulova - Aleksey Chupov and two performance awards to French actress Laure Calamy for her turn in Full Time [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Eric Gravel
film profile
]
by Éric Gravel (also distinguished by the Cineuropa prize and which will be distributed in France on 16 March by Haut et Court) and to the Italian Swamy Rotolo for A Chiara [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jonas Carpignano
film profile
]
by Jonas Capignano (also awarded the press awards and which will come out in France on 30 March, via Haut et Court as well). 

Also in the list of winners are the Swiss Renato Berta for the exceptional photography of Il Buco [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Michelangelo Frammartino
film profile
]
by Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Frammartino and British composer Alex Baranowski for the music of True Things [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Harry Wootliff
film profile
]
by his compatriot Harry Wootlif

To note finally that the audience award and the youth jury award went to Hive [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Blerta Basholli
interview: Yllka Gashi
film profile
]
by Kosovar Blerta Basholli who thus continues to collect awards since her triumph at the Sundance Film Festival.

The list of winners:

Crystal Arrow
107 Mothers [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Peter Kerekes
film profile
]
- Peter Kerekes (Slovakia/Czech Republic/Ukraine)

Jury Grand Prize
Captain Volkonogov Escaped [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Natasha Merkulova and Aleksey Chupov (Russia/Estonia/France)

Performance Award
Swamy Rotolo – A Chiara [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jonas Carpignano
film profile
]
(Italy/France)
Laure Calamy - Full Time [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Eric Gravel
film profile
]
(France)

Best Original Score Award
Alex Baranowski – True Things [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Harry Wootliff
film profile
]
(United Kingdom)

Best Cinematography Award
Renato Berta – Il Buco [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Michelangelo Frammartino
film profile
]
(Italy/Germany/France)


Other awards

Audience Award
Hive [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Blerta Basholli
interview: Yllka Gashi
film profile
]
- Blerta Basholli (Kosovo/Switzerland/North Macedonia/Albania)

Cineuropa Award
Full Time - Éric Gravel

Press Award
A Chiara - Jonas Capignano

Youth Jury Award
Hive
- Blerta Basholli

Short Film Award
Sprötch
– Xavier Seron (Belgium)

Short Film Special Mention
Granny’s Sexual Life
- Urška Djukić and Emilie Pigeard (Slovenia/France)

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(Translated from French by Manuela Lazic)

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