Odessa’s Grand Prix Golden Duke goes to Chanya Button’s Burn Burn Burn
by Laura Nanchino
- Illegitimate, Death by Death and The Nest of the Turtledove also went home with awards
Burn Burn Burn [+see also:
film profile], the debut film by British director Chanya Button, received the Grand Prix Golden Duke (based on audience voting) on the last day of the Odessa International Film Festival, which drew to a close on Saturday 23 July after nine days of screenings and festivities.
The international competition jury, chaired by Christopher Hampton, bestowed the Best Director Award upon Belgian director Xavier Seron for Death by Death [+see also:
interview: Xavier Seron
film profile], while the Best Picture Award went to the Romanian-French-Polish co-production Illegitimate [+see also:
interview: Adrian Sitaru
film profile] by Adrian Sitaru. Rosalie Thomass and Kaori Momoi were crowned Best Actors for their roles in the German title Fukushima, Mon Amour [+see also:
film profile] by Doris Dörrie. The jury also handed out two Special Mentions to Suntan [+see also:
interview: Argyris Papadimitropoulos
film profile] by Argyris Papadimitropoulos (Greece) and Ogres [+see also:
film profile] by Léa Fehner (France).
In the national competition, The nest of the Turtledove [+see also:
film profile] by Taras Tkachenko was named Best Ukrainian Feature, and Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy was singled out as Best Actor for his role in My Grandmother Fanny Kaplan [+see also:
film profile] by Olena Demyanenko. Two Special Mentions were given out by the jury to Panorama by Yuriy Shylov and Didochock by Volodymyr Tykhyi. The critics’ FIPRESCI Prize ended up going to Varta1, Lviv, Ukraine by Yuriy Hrytsyna.
In the section dedicated to European documentaries, In California by Charles Redon received the Golden Duke for Best Documentary, and a Special Mention was offered to My Friend Boris Nemtsov [+see also:
film profile] by Zosya Rodkevich.
The eighth edition of the festival will unspool from 12-22 July 2017.
Here is the complete list of award winners at the seventh Odessa International Film Festival:
European documentary competition
Golden Duke for Best European Documentary
In California - Charles Redon
Panorama - Yuriy Shylov
Didochock - Volodymyr Tykhyi
FIPRESCI Prize for Best Ukrainian Feature
Varta1, Lviv, Ukraine - Yuriy Hrytsyna
FIPRESCI Prize for Best Ukrainian Short
Home - Iryna Tsilyk
Ukrainian short films
Best Short Film
It Was Showering in Manchester - Valeria Kalchenko and Antonio Lukich
Nail - Philip Sotnychenko
Home Games - Alisa Kovalenko
Egregor - Lubomir Levitski
Work in progress
Best Work in Progress
5 Therapia - Alisa Pavlovska
Her Heart - Akhtem Seitablaye
Best Comedy Screenplay
Olga Voytenko - My Friend Erzo
(Translated from French)
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