The Priest’s Children crowned at Festroia
by Vitor Pinto
- The 30th edition of Festroia, which came to a close yesterday, featured a section dedicated to German cinema and a tribute to Portuguese producer Paulo Branco
The Croatian film The Priest’s Children [+see also:
interview: Vinko Bresan
film profile] by Vinco Bresan was the winner of the Gold Dolphin at the 30th Festroia, in an edition that also paid tribute to German cinema, and Portuguese producer and distributor Paulo Branco.
The Portuguese prize for The Priest’s Children at the competition in Troia comes after the film’s impressive tour of various international festivals in 2013, including Karlovy Vary, Thessaloniki, Chicago and São Paulo, among others.
Also standing out in the competition’s official selection were the Swedish-Finnish co-production Faro, by Fredrik Edfeldt, which was awarded the Silver Dolphin (Special Jury Prize), and In Order of Disappearance [+see also:
interview: Hans Petter Moland
film profile] by Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland, which made off with the Best Director Award.
The second film by Ignas Jonynas, The Gambler [+see also:
interview: Ignas Jonynas
film profile], was given the Best Script Award, a screenplay that the director wrote together with Kristupas Sabolius, and the Best Actor Award went to Vytautas Kaniusonis. Denmark’s Birgitte Hjort Sorensen made off with the Best Actress Award for Someone You Love [+see also:
film profile] by Pernille Fischer Christensen, and Thomas Kiennast was honoured with the Best Cinematography Award for The Dark Valley [+see also:
film profile], the black-and-white film by Austrian director Andreas Prochaska.
(Translated from Spanish)