Thursday, September 04, 2008

65th Venice Film Festival News

Today the shorts awards were announced and here they are.

Corto Cortissimo Lion: Tierra y Pan (Earth and Bread), Carlos Armella, Mexico
For the following reason: “In few minutes and a single space, the author managed to tell a dramatic story about misery and solitude, exploiting at maximum the narrative potentials of cinematographic images”.

Special Mention: Vacsora (The Dinner), Karchi Perlmann, Hungary
For the following reason: “Using a language at the same time realistic and grotesque, and an image-sound relation with a strong emotional strain, the author portrayed a human and social condition ruled by the uncertainty of life and death”.

Prix UIP for the best European short film: De Onbaatzunchtigen (The Altruists) by Koen Dejaegher (Belgium)
For the following reason: “The author depicted in a clear and unusual way an absurd situation, revealing the economic repercussions of interpersonal relationships within European society”.

To check the official press release go here.

Tomorrow the Critics’ Week will announce the award winners and the day after the fest and other parallel sections will have their closing ceremonies.

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