Wednesday, October 17, 2007

43rd Chicago International Film Festival

Today this festival ends with special screenings of award winners and audience favorites. So, the 2007 awards are already announced and here they are.

International Film Competition

The Gold Hugo for Best Film: Silent Light, Carlos Reygadas, Mexico (for its mesmerizing power to make us hear silence in a world of sound)

The Silver Hugo – Special Jury Prize: Tuya’s Marriage, Wang Quanan, China (for its strong portrait of a woman struggling to survive a remote landscape)

The Silver Hugo for Direction: Roy Andersson for You, The Living, Sweden (for his extraordinary, quirky vision and humor)

Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress: Yu Nan for Tuya’s Marriage, Wang Quanan, China
Silver Hugo Award for Best Actor: Sam Riley for Control, Anton Corbijn,UK
Silver Hugo Award for Best Screenplay: Matt Greenhalgh for Control, Anton Corbijn UK

Plaques: Chico Teixeira for Alice’s House, Brazil (for recognizing a dynamic new talent in Latin filmmaking)

New Directors Competition

Gold Hugo: Saverio Costanzo, In Memory of Myself, Italy
Silver Hugo: Philippe Barcinski, Not By Chance, Brazil

If you want to learn about this festival or read about the movies that were screened go here.

Yeah I know that Carlos Reygadas movie is winning awards and great accolades all over the world, hope I’m able to see this movie when it comes to DVD.

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