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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

33rd Montreal World Film Festival Award Winners


Last night the fest had the awards ceremony and even when they haven’t posted at their official site here are the winners from press sources.

World Competition

Grand Prix des Americas: Korkoro (Freedom), Tony Gatlif, France

Jury Special Grand Prix: Weaving Girl, Quan An Wang, China
Best Director: Kichitaro Negishi for Viyon No Tsuma (Villon’s Wife), Japan
Best Actress: Marie Leuenberger in Die Standesbeamtin (Will You Marry Us?), Micha Lewinsky, Switzerland
Best Actor: Cyron Melville in Vanvittig Forelsket (Love and Rage), Morton Giese, Denmark

FIPRESCI Award: Weaving Girl, Quan An Wang, China

Ecumenical Prize (tie)
Korkoro (Freedom), Tony Gatlif, France
Waffenstillstand (Ceasefire), Lancelot von Naso, Germany

First Films World Competition

Golden Zenith: Je te Mangerais (You Will Be Mine), Sophie Laloy, France (Bravo! Excellent film!)
Silver Zenith: Vaghti Limooha Zard Shodand… (When the Lemons Turned Yellow…), Mohammadreza Vatandoost, Iran
Bronze Zenith: Los Canallas (Riff Raff), Ana Cristina Franco, Jorge Alejandro Fegan, Nataly Valencia, and Diego Coral Lopez, Ecuador

Audience Awards
Best Canadian Film: Un Cargo Pour l’Afrique (A Cargo to Africa), Roger Cantin
Glauber Rocha Award for Latin American Film: Andres No Quiere Dormir La Siesta (Andres Doesn’t Want to Take a Siesta), Daniel Bustamante, Argentina

As soon as the fest site publishes the winners I will check the official press release and modify the post if applicable.

To check the awards winners in all the categories go Festival Official Site

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