IndieLisboa: award winners Matar a un hombre and Alentejo, Alentejo
by Vitor Pinto
- The film by Chilean Alejandro Fernández Almendras and documentary by Portuguese Sérgio Tréfaut stand out among the winners of the 11th edition of the festival
The French-Chilean co-production Matar a un hombre [+see also:
film profile] by director Alejandro Fernández Almendras has won the official competition at the 11th edition of IndieLisboa. The documentary Alentejo, Alentejo by Sérgio Tréfaut won best Portuguese film.
Matar a un hombre is the story of Jorge, a banal man who goes about his life as he is constantly interrupted by an omnipresent neighbour. Given how inefficient institutions are, Jorge decides to act alone. Almendras brings to life an extreme tension in the film, which impressed audiences at Sundance.
Already the recipient of an award in 2004 with documentary Lisboetas, Sérgio Tréfaut continues with Alentejo, Alentejo. The documentary, produced by Faux, is a sensorial portrait of the Alentejo region (south Portugal), which has at its centre local folksongs.
French Les Apaches [+see also:
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film profile] by Sébastian Lifshitz respectively received the award for distribution and the audience award, while the Amnesty International award went to Death Row II by Werner Herzog.
Winners in the short category were Mille Soleils by Mati Diop (grand prix), As Figuras Gravadas na Faca com a Seiva das Bananeiras by Joana Pimenta (best Portuguese short), Implausible Thing by Rita Macedo (best newcomer), O Primeiro Verao [+see also:
film profile] by Adriano Mendes (new award), Our Curse by Tomasz Sliwinski (audience award) and Sissi by Siri Rutlin Harildstad (IndieJunior award).
(Translated from Spanish)