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14 Nov 2014

Grand Prix Golden Listapad goes to Ukrainian movie The Tribe

Grand Prix Golden Listapad goes to Ukrainian movie The Tribe

MINSK, 14 November (BelTA) – The Grand Prix of the main feature film competition program of the 21st Minsk International Film Festival Listapad has gone to the Ukrainian movie The Tribe directed by Miroslav Slaboshpitsky. The awards were presented during the festival’s closing ceremony at the Moskva movie theater on 14 November, BelTA has learned.

The Best Director Award went to Russian movie The Fool directed by Yuri Bykov. The Best Cameraman Award went to Corn Island (Georgia-Germany-France-Czechia-Kazakhstan-Hungary) directed by Georgy Ovashvili. The special award “For Love to People and Unique Sense of Humor” was presented to the movie Blind Dates (Georgia-Ukraine) directed by Levan Koguashvili.

As to the Youth on the March competition program, the Best Movie Award went to the movie Court (India) directed by Chaitanya Tamhane. The Best Cast Award went to the movie The Wonders (Italy-Switzerland-Germany) directed by Alice Rohrwacher. The movie A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night by Ana Lily Amirpour got an honorary mention of the jury.

As for the main documentaries competition, the Grand Prix went to Judgment in Hungary by Eszter Hajdu. The special prize of the jury went to the Last Limousine (Russia-Germany) directed by Darya Khlestkina. The diploma “For the Sophisticated Philosophic and Poetic Experiment” was awarded to the movie Fog (Germany) directed by Nicole Vogele. The diploma “For the Best Visualization of Humanism” went to the movie Deep Love (Poland) directed by Jan P. Matuszynski. The diploma “For Making A Collective Portrait in Extreme Conditions” went to the movie Blood (Russia) directed by Alina Rudnitskaya.

Winners of the national movie contest had been announced earlier. The Belarusian-Swedish movie Perekrestok (crossroads) directed by Anastasia Miroshnichenko and the Belarusian movie “Afghanistan. I remember” directed by Halima Hasanova received the prize for the best documentary. The Belarusian cartoon Rondeau-Сapriccioso by Igor Volchek was named the best animated film. Awards also went to the Belarusian animated film Old Piano’s Tales. Chopin directed by Irina Kodyukova, the feature film Granny, Vanya and the Goat (France-Belarus), directed by Darya Yurkevich, and two documentaries — Minsk Ghetto Chronicles (Belarus), directed by Vladimir Lutsky and The Lost Cause. Return To Bischofswerda (Belarus), directed by Yuri Gorulev.

Several days ago winners of the Listapadzik competition were announced. The People’s Choice Award Golden Listapadzik went to Veit Helmer’s Fiddlesticks (Germany). Iran’s film The Pearl (Sirous Hassanpour) got the Best Children’s Film Award. The Best Film For Youth Award went to Matias Lucchesi’s Natural Sciences (Argentina-France). Malika Sia Graff picked up the Best Actress Award for her part in Martin Miehe-Renard’s The Contest – To the Stars and Back (Denmark). Li Bao Tian got the Best Adult Actor Award in Philippe Muyl’s The Nightingale (China-France). The Best Acting Diploma went to Martin Miehe-Renard for his The Contest – To the Stars and Back (Denmark).

Awards of the national film schools competition had been announced earlier, too. The prize for the best film of the young documentary contest went to Alexandra Kaufmann’s picture “Being You, Being Me” (ZELIG, School for Documentary, Television and New Media, Italy). The diploma for extraordinary narrative and visual solution was bestowed upon the National Film School of Denmark. The diploma from the Russian Documentary Film Guild went to Vakhtang Jajanidze for his film From Monday to Monday (Shota Rustaveli Film and Theatre Georgian State University, Georgia).

Minsk played host to the 21st Minsk International Film Festival Listapad on 7-14 November. The main organizer of the festival is the center of visual and performing arts "ART Corporation”. Founders are the Belarusian Culture Ministry, the Minsk City Hall, with the participation of the Belarusian TV and Radio Company, National Film Studio Belarusfilm, Belarusian Union of Cinematographers.

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