Two European films shine at Tous Écrans in Geneva
by Muriel Del Don
- Where There is Shade by French filmmaker Nathan Nicholovitch and Czech film Koza by Ivan Ostrochovsky on the top step of the podium at Tous Écrans in Geneva
Office, the latest 3D feature film by Hong Kong director Johnnie To, closed the 21st edition of the Geneva International Film Festival Tous Écrans with oomph, after the Festival saw a record turnout of 31,000 festivalgoers.
The highly anticipated latest pieces by Takeshi Kitano (Ryuzo and His Seven Henchmen), Hou Hsiao Hsien (The Assassin), Anton Corbijn (Life [+see also:
film profile]), Peter Greenaway (Eisenstein in Guanajuato [+see also:
interview: Peter Greenaway
film profile]) and Jerzy Skolimovski (11 Minut [+see also:
Q&A: Jerzy Skolimowski
film profile]) were all screened in their Swiss premieres in the new Highlight Screenings section. Multidisciplinary artist Anton Corbijn was awarded the Film and Beyond Award in recognition of his shining career.
The official list of winners, which was published on Saturday evening, included two European films that were screened in the international competition: French film Where There is Shade [+see also:
film profile] by young director Nathan Nicholovitch (produced by his production company D’Un Film à l’autre), which struck the hearts of the jury with its majestic images in contrasting tones and the sublime performance of David D’Ingéo, and the magnificent Koza [+see also:
interview: Ivan Ostrochovský
film profile] by Slovak filmmaker Ivan Ostrochovsky, produced by Endorfilm and Sentimentalfilm, which received the special mention of the jury.
The award for Best TV series instead went to Spanish-British production The Refugees (Refugiados) by Gema R. Neira, Ramòn Campos, Adolfo Valor and Cristòbal Garrido. Her Story by Sam Barlow won the award for Best International Transmedia Project. Finally, the Reflet d’Or for Best Short Film went to Ena Sendijarevic and his film Fernweh. A special mention went to Belgian-Mexican production Of Men And Beasts (De hombres y bestias) by Irvin Uribe Nares. German web series Polyglot by Amelia Umuhire was also awarded.
(Translated from Italian)
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