Il peruviano Song Without a Name vince il primo premio allo Stockholm Film Festival 2019
di Jan Lumholdt
- La visione penetrante di Melina León e del suo DoP ha impressionato la giuria, che ha ricompensato anche gli attori Nina Hoss e Bartosz Bielenia alla cerimonia di premiazione di venerdì sera
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It was “right down to the very last detail” that the main jury of the 2019 Stockholm International Film Festival, producer Erik Hemmendorff together with directors Rojda Sekersöz and Zora Rux, enjoyed the “impactful intensity” of Song Without a Name [+leggi anche:
scheda film]. Peruvian helmer Melina León’s heartfelt account of the baby-trafficking incidents in her home country in the 1980s won the weighty (7.3 kg, to be precise) Bronze Horse for Best Film and also earned DoP Inti Briones the Best Cinematography Award. León, who accepted the award in person at the festive Friday-night closing ceremony, has had a successful run since the premiere of this, her first feature, in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, with several subsequent festival wins along the way.
The Best Director Award went to the UK’s Mark Jenkin for Bait [+leggi anche:
intervista: Mark Jenkin
scheda film], a stark chronicle of gentrification in Cornwall, with the top acting honours bestowed upon Germany’s Nina Hoss for her performance as a distraught music teacher in The Audition [+leggi anche:
intervista: Ina Weisse
intervista: Ina Weisse
scheda film] and to Poland’s Bartosz Bielenia as the spiritually awakened young criminal in Corpus Christi [+leggi anche:
intervista: Bartosz Bielenia
intervista: Jan Komasa
scheda film]. The Best Scriptwriting Award went to Nadav Lapid and Haim Lapid for the French-Israeli Berlin winner Synonyms [+leggi anche:
intervista: Nadav Lapid
scheda film] while You Deserve a Lover [+leggi anche:
intervista: Hafsia Herzi
scheda film], director-writer-star-producer Hafsia Herzi’s veritable one-woman super effort, snagged the Best First Film Award.
The trafficking of small children also plays a major part in the winner of the Best Documentary Award, given to Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang’s joint effort One Child Nation, where some painful truths surrounding China’s 1979-2015 birth-planning policy and its enforcement methods are unveiled. The Stockholm Impact Award, a SEK 1 million cash prize highlighting pressing contemporary topics, went to Russia’s 2020 Oscar submission, Kantemir Balagov’s Beanpole [+leggi anche:
scheda film], another Cannes success story, which went home with the Best Director Award from the 2019 Un Certain Regard section.
Previously during the festival, Stockholm’s 30th since 1990, a Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Swedish acting master Max von Sydow (who was sadly not present) and the Special Visionary Award to French director Céline Sciamma, with additional career awards for actors Rosanna Arquette, from the USA, and Peyman Moaadi, hailing from Iran.
Here is the full list of award winners:
Inti Briones - Song Without a Name
Best Film in the Documentary Competition
One Child Nation - Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang (USA)
Best Film in the Short Film Competition
Kingdom Come - Sean Robert Dunn (UK)
Rising Star Award
1 Km Film Award Scholarship
Max von Sydow
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