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Friday, September 10, 2010

7th Venice Days Award Winner


Not long ago the Europa Cinemas Label Award for Best European Film in Venice Days section was announced and here are the award and the mention

Best Film: Le Bruit des Glaçons (The Clink of Ice), Bertrand Blier, France

Jury statement: “This is an extremely witty film - a pitch black comedy about cancer and alcohol. Blier’s anarchic and politically incorrect take on this apparently taboo subject has the same energy and freedom of spirit shown in his earlier films like Les Valseuses. Brilliantly made and performed, the film never preaches and is sure to be enjoyed and spark debate around European arthouses.”

27 Times Cinema Mention

Best Film: Incendies, Denis Villeneuve, Canada and France
Statement: We love this film for its tackling of themes close to us as young adults. The characters found purpose through their investigation into their own distant cultural and family history through razor-sharp cinematography and its strong, surprising narrative structure.

The other two finalists were:
Cirkus Columbia (Circus Columbia), Danis Tanovic, Bosnia Herzegovina, France, UK, Slovenia, Serbia and Belgium
Life in the Time of Death, Andrea Caccia, Italy (Italian Portraits and Landscapes.

The 27 Times Cinema campus was composed by 27 young European film-goers and is a special project promoted by the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament in partnership with Venice Days and with the collaboration of Europa Cinemas and Cineuropa.org. Cultural partner: Variety.

To read the official announcement go here.

So this is it for this year in this section that had films that didn't call my attention too much because of the stories filmmakers are telling. If they want to emulate Cannes Directors' Fortnight they will have to do much better, but they're still very young -only 7-years-old so time is absolutely on their side.

Cheers!!!

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