Sunday, February 06, 2011

40th International Film Festival Rotterdam Award Winners

Today the festival closes and during the fest organizers announced the following winners.

Tiger Awards

Finisterrae, Sergio Caballero , Spain, 2010
‘The outsider in this competition. Searching for the boundaries in this festival, for the edgy, the off-beat. Best animal performances in a film. The ghost of this competition.’

Tee-rak (Eternity), Sivaroj Kongsakul, Thailand, 2010
‘With a great sense of cinematic duration, this film builds its own universe, finding its own pacing, so consistently, to tell its particular story. A film that seems on the surface to be about death but which is really about love, a beautiful and delicate love story.’

Musan il-gy (The Journals of Musan), Park Jung-Bum, South Korea, 2010
‘A strongly constructed narrative. A survivor’s story. Throughout the film the character, immersed in an ethical disorientation, keeps a constant demeanor. A mature debut film for a new director. This social drama provides us with another dimension or perspective on the Korean situation.’

Return of the Tiger Award

Ok-hui-ui yeonghwa (Oki’s Movie), Hong Sang-Soo, South Korea, 2010)
Club Zeus, David Verbeek, Netherlands and China, 2011

Other Awards

FIPRESCI Award: Musan il-gy (The Journals of Musan), Park Jung-Bum, South Korea, 2010

Black Blood, Zhang Miaoyan, China and France, 2011
Roozi ke man napadid shodam (The Day I Disappeared), Atousa Bandeh Ghiasabadi, Netherlands and Iran, 2011

KNF Award: Han jia (Winter Vacation), Li Hongqi, China, 2010
MovieSquad Award: Les amours imaginaries (Heartbeats), Xavier Dolan, Canada, 2010
Audience Award: Incendies, Denis Villeneuve, Canada

28th CineMart
ARTE France Cinéma: Nu mă atinge-mă (Touch Me Not), Adina Pintilie, Romania and France
Eurimages Awards: Kid, Fien Troch, Belgium and Netherlands
Special Mention: A Spell to Ward of the Darkness, Ben Russell and Ben Rivers, Germany and France

To read the official announcement plus short films winners go here

So this is for this year and do not forget that feature films plus short films can be seen all year long at the fest Youtube channel.

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