Still Life by Uberto Pasolini wins the Grand Prix at the fifth VOICES Film Festival
by VOICES Festival
- The fifth edition of the Vologda Independent Cinema from European Screens Festival took place from 4-8 July 2014
During the closing ceremony, the jury, composed of Svetlana Proskurina, chair of the jury (director, Peremirie), Kirill Razlogov (head of selection for the Moscow International Film Festival), Serge Avedikyan (Armenian-French film and theatre actor, director, writer and producer), Justin Waddell (actress, Killing Bono [+see also:
film profile]) and Olga Sutulova (actress, Leningrad), named the following winners:
Grand Prix and Best Film - Still Life [+see also:
interview: Uberto Pasolini
film profile], Uberto Pasolini
Audience Prize Award - Life Feels Good [+see also:
film profile], Maciej Pieprzyca
Best Actor - Eddie Marsan, Still Life
Best Cast - Wolf [+see also:
interview: Marwan Kenzari
film profile] – Chems Eddine Amar, Mark Catuogno, Steef Cuijpers, Slimane Dazi, Nasrdin Dchar, Jacob Derwig, Marwan Kenzari, Michael Knaap, Bo Maerten, Bjorn Niessen
Best Director of photography - Ksenia Sereda, Skinless
Best Family Film (Prize from Gorky Film Studio) - To See the Sea, Jiri Madl
Svetlana Proskurina, the chair of the jury, commented on choosing the winners: "We had a good time handing out the awards. For example, there was no award for Best Actress. However, a prize was given to the Best Cast. There's no Best Director prize, but we awarded the Best Director of Photography. As for the winner, the film Still Life was chosen unanimously. In this film, director Uberto Pasolini allowed himself to be austere. And the dignity of his film is a dignity of the frame."
Kirill Razlogov, a jury member, summarised the results of the VOICES Festival: "The VOICES programme pleased us with different genres. It is eclectic in the best sense of the word, and this is a trend among European festivals. From arthouse cinema we go to the films that are closer to the viewer. VOICES Festival has a certain fearlessness that is very attractive to me."
The sixth Festival of Young European Cinema VOICES will be held in summer 2015 and will feature a special Focus on Polish cinema.