Just The Wind triumphs at Paris Cinéma
by Fabien Lemercier
10/07/2012 - The last winner of the Berlin Film Festival's Jury Grand Prix and finalist for the 2012 European parliament LUX Prize, Just The Wind [trailer, film focus] (Csak a szél) by Hungarian director Bence Fliegauf (read the report), has just added the 10th Paris Cinéma Film Festival's top Jury Prize to its award collection.
Just The Wind is a rural thriller set to the backdrop of racism about a Gypsy family from the great plains who live in fear of racial killings. The film was produced by the Hungarians from Inforg-M&M Film and co-produced by Germany (The Post Republic) and France (Paprika Films), notably with the support of Eurimages. The Match Factory is handling international sales.
Other winners at Paris Cinéma included Tabu [trailer, film focus] (finalist for the 2012 European parliament LUX Prize) by Portuguese director Miguel Gomes who received a Jury Distinction as well as the Bloggers and Web Award. The film will be distributed in France on December 5 by Shellac.
Finally, Ann Hui's A Simple Life won the Audience Award and Students' Prize, while Kim Nguyen's War Witchand Yang Yonghi's Our Homelandreceived additional awards.
(Translated from French)