Rhino e The Hill Where Lionesses Roar dominano i premi Horse a Stoccolma
di Jan Lumholdt
- Il titolo di Oleh Sentsov vince come miglior film e per il miglior attore all'edizione di quest'anno del festival; due premi anche per il film di Luàna Bajrami
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The passionate activist, Sakharov laureate and in the last decade increasingly prolific filmmaker Oleh Sentsov’s Rhino [+leggi anche:
scheda film] has been chosen as the top winner at the 32nd edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival, it was announced already Thursday – partly due to pandemic-related difficulties for the winners to be physically present and partly in order to schedule extra screenings of the awarded films. The powerful underworld portrayal of Ukraine's "wild 90s" will be awarded with the 2021 Bronze Horse at the official prize ceremony, taking place Sunday.
World premiering as the closing film in the Orizzonti section at the 78th Venice International Film Festival in September, Rhino is well on its victorious way through the festival circuits, already playing Batumi, Warsaw and Thessaloniki this season. Based on a real-life friend of Sentsov's, the thick-skinned title character gets drawn into the post-Soviet crime scene. For his vivid and intense portrayal in the leading role, newcomer Serhii Filimonov got the Best Actor award in Stockholm. Not yet picked up for Swedish distribution, the film should get a further buyer boost through this well-received recognition.
Kosovo-French prodigy Luàna Bajrami's Directors' Fortnight-premiering The Hill Where Lionesses Roar [+leggi anche:
intervista: Luana Bajrami
scheda film] (made when she was 18!), did another double win, garnering both the Best First Feature and Best Script awards. A great favourite at the festival, the established actress seen in Portrait of a Lady on Fire [+leggi anche:
intervista: Céline Sciamma
scheda film] and School's Out [+leggi anche:
intervista: Sébastien Marnier
scheda film] seems set to become a strong directorial voice all her own. The film depicts three teenage girlfriends trying to escape the boredoms of their Kosovar small town life.
Other main winners include Sweden's Sabaya [+leggi anche:
intervista: Hogir Hirori
scheda film] by Hogir Hirori, appointed Best Documentary of the year. Mexican director Tatiana Huezo's Netflix release Prayers for the Stolen [+leggi anche:
scheda film] got the Best Director award. British actress Ruth Wilson got the Best Actress award for her role in the toxic love drama True Things [+leggi anche:
intervista: Harry Wootliff
scheda film] and Tim Curtin got the Best Cinematography award for his work on Jonas Carpignano's A Chiara [+leggi anche:
intervista: Jonas Carpignano
scheda film] from Italy. The Audience and Attendance awards will be announced Sunday. Full information here.
The list of winners:
Stockholm XXXII Competition
Luàna Bajrami – The Hill Where Lionesses Roar
Serhii Filimonov – Rhino
Best Short Film
The Right Words – Adrian Moyse Dullin (France)
Zalando Rising Star Award 2021
1 KM FILM Scholarship Recipient
Emma Pål Brunzell
Erik Warolin, Pella Kågerman
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