Amour Fou awarded at Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival
by Vitor Pinto
- The showcase drew to a close last night with the triumph of Jessica Hausner’s latest film, Amour Fou
Amour Fou [+see also:
film profile] by Austrian director Jessica Hausner won the Award for Best Film last night at the closing ceremony of the eighth Lisbon and Estoril MEO Film Festival. Unveiled at the most recent Cannes Film Festival, the movie is loosely based on the suicide of German poet Heinrich von Kleist in 1811 (read the review).
The Cineuropa Prize went to Angels of Revolution by Russian director Aleksey Fedorchenko. Set in the 1930s, during Stalin’s rule over the Soviet Union, the film is an adaptation of short stories by Denis Osokin, who also wrote the script along with the director and Oleg Loevsky.
The João Bénard da Costa Special Jury Award, named after the former director of the Portuguese Film Museum, went to Phoenix [+see also:
interview: Christian Petzold
film profile] by German director Christian Petzold, whilst the Revelation Award was given to Heaven Knows What, by US directors Joshua and Ben Safdie. Ingrid García Jonsson was named Best Actress for her role in Jaime Rosales’ Beautiful Youth [+see also:
interview: Jaime Rosales
The jury for this year’s edition comprised US photographer Nan Goldin, Greek writer Dimítris Dimitriádis, Polish writer Dorota Maslowska, French artist and director Philippe Parreno, and Portuguese artist Francisco Tropa.