The Les Arcs Crystal Arrow goes to Glory
by Fabien Lemercier
- Victory for duo Kristina Grozeva – Petar Valchanov. The Grand Jury Award goes to Home, the Public’s Choice Award to Layla M., and the Cineuropa Prize to Lady Macbeth
Glory [+see also:
interview: Petar Valchanov
interview: Petar Valchanov, Kristina G…
film profile] by Bulgarian filmmakers Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov has increased its collection of awards with the Crystal Arrow 2016, awarded to the Best Film of the 8th Les Arcs European Film Festival by a jury chaired by filmmaker Radu Mihaileanu. Acclaimed in competition at Locarno and victorious at Gijon and Arras, Glory is the second feature by the duo, who rose to prominence with The Lesson [+see also:
interview: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Val…
interview: Margita Gosheva
film profile] (unveiled at Toronto and winner of the New Directors section at San Sebastián in 2014). The film, which has also been awarded the Press Award at Les Arcs, is being sold internationally by Wide, and will be released in France by Urban Distribution.
The jury awarded its Grand Prize to Home [+see also:
interview: Fien Troch
film profile] by Belgian director Fien Troch, and two awards to The Fixer [+see also:
interview: Adrian Sitaru
interview: Tudor Aaron Istodor
film profile] by Romanian director Adrian Sitaru: a mention for the film and the award for Best Actor for Tudor Istodor (who has also just been named Shooting Star 2017 by the European Film Promotion).
Also worth mentioning is that the award for Best Actress went to Nora El Koussour for her performance in Dutch feature Layla M. [+see also:
film profile] by Mijke de Jong, which also won the Public’s Choice Award.
Daydreams [+see also:
interview: Caroline Deruas
film profile] by French director Caroline Deruas was chosen for the award for Best Original Score (composed by Italian Nicola Piovani) and the Young Jury Award. Last but not least, the award for Best Cinematography went to Swede Gösta Reiland for Pyromaniac [+see also:
interview: Erik Skjoldbjærg
film profile] by Norwegian director Eric Skjoldbjaerg, whilst the short film competition jury chaired by Antonin Peretjatko awarded Rhapsody by Constance Meyer.
The complete list of winners:
Award for Best Actor
Tudor Istodor – The Fixer
Public’s Choice Award
Layla M. – Mijke de Jong
Glory – Kristina Groseva and Petar Valchanov
Young Jury Award
Daydreams – Caroline Deruas
Young Jury Special Mention
Zoology – Ivan Tverdovsky
Best Short Film
Rhapsody – Constance Meyer (France)
Short Film Special Mention
Ambulance – Sebastian Torngren Wartin (Norway)
(Translated from French)
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