Friday, May 21, 2010

49 Semaine de la Critique – Critics’ Week Award Winners

Finally yesterday there was no way to follow awards live, so I decided to wait until today to post the winners and here they are.

Feature Films

Grand Prix: Armadillo, Janus Metz, Denmark

SACD Award: Bi, đừng sợ! (Bi, Don't Be afraid),Phan Dang Di, Vietnam, France and Germany
ACID/CCAS Support: Bi, đừng sợ! (Bi, Don't Be afraid),Phan Dang Di, Vietnam, France and Germany

OFAJ (Very) Young Critic Award: Sound of Noise, Ola Simonsson & Johannes Stjärne Nilsson, Sweden and France

Short Films

Best Short Film: Berik, Daniel Joseph Borgman, Denmark
Discovery Award: Deeper Than Yesterday, Ariel Kleiman, Australia

To check the awards at the section site go here. So this year’s was Denmark’s year with the two top awards going to films from that country. Films in this parallel section of the fest are always the hardest to watch as unfortunately most do not get wide release and many not even get a DVD release. Also I have to admit that are the most 'strange' and not always easy to watch.

Still this year I was not really excited about the films in competition. I was a lot more excited with films out of the competition, especially Copacabana that definitively is possible to watch as an Isabelle Huppert film is always released! (lol!) Also I'm curious about the tire film, Rubber and the good news is that the rights already are sold to USA market, so will be possible to watch it. Last, I have to watch Women are Heroes and probably will not be easy to be able to watch it, but eventually I will.

So, it is until next year for this section.

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