News Non-statutory awards
Published: July 11, 2015| 04:00 PM
Non-statutory awards were announced on Saturday afternoon.
The award of international film critics FIPRESCI goes to Box (Romania, Germany, France) by Florin Şerban for “brilliantly directed picture of the contemporary Romanian society”.
The Ecumenical Jury award goes to US film Bob and the Trees by director Diego Ongaro. “The film is simply told, but with truth and honesty. Bob, the main character in the film, is played by Bob Tarasuk himself, who in real life is a logger, not an actor,“ said the jury. Special mentions is awarded to Song of Songs (Ukraine).
FEDEORA award by Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean for the best film from East of the West competition section goes to two films. Heavenly Nomadic (Kyrgysztan), directed by Mirlan Abdykalykov and The Wednesday Child (Hungary, Germany) by Lili Horváth.
“Heavenly Nomadic is a film in the great tradition of ecological masterpieces, it depicts a family in a far-off country trying to survive the encroachment of so-called civilization with humor, warmth and perception. The Wednesday Child's narrative arc, sure-handed directorial controls and persuasive characterisations from the two leading actors lifted this fine film well-above its recognisable storyline,” says the jury.
EUROPA CINEMAS LABEL award for the best European film in the Main Competition or the East of the West Competition goes to Babai (Germany, Kosovo, Macedonia, France) directed by Visar Morina. “Babai is a moving yet brutally honest story of a ten year old boy searching for his father who has abandoned him for a new life in Germany,“ thinks the jury.