Tuesday, July 22, 2008

25th Jerusalem Film Festival Awards Winners

Recently this fest had the awards ceremony and here are the winners.

Best Full-Length Feature Film: Shiv’a (7 Days), Ronit Elbabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz, Israel, 2008. Jury statement: “For an intense and dramatic portrayal of a complex inter-relationship within a family during the traditional Shiva.”
Best Actress: Hana Azulay Hasfary for Shiv’a (7 Days), Ronit Elbabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz, Israel, 2008
Best Actor: Alon Aboutboul and Moshe Ivgy for Etsba Elohim (Out of the Blue), Burstyn Igal, Israel, 2008

Best Single Drama: And Thou Shalt Love, Chaim Elbaum, Israel, 2008 (Gay Interest, movie site is here … seems interesting beyond the genre)
Special Jury Mention: Anthem, Elad Keidan, Israel, 2008

In the Spirit of Freedom Awards
Hunger, Steve McQueen, UK, 2008
Xue Chan (Little Moth), Peng Tao, China, 2007
Special Mention: Sous Les Bombes (Under the Bombs), Philippe Aractingi, France, UK and Lebanon, 2007

FIPRESCI Award: My Marlon and Brandon, Hüseyin Karabey, UK, Netherlands and Turkey, 2008

Jewish Experience Awards
Uden for Kærligheden
(Outside Love), Daniel Espinosa, Denmark, 2007
Hata’aluma Bamehola Hayeruka (The Green Dumpster Mystery), Tal Haim Yoffe, Israel, 2008

To check winners in all categories go here.

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