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Blind snags the top prize at Cinessonne

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- Norwegian director Eskil Vogt’s film has gone home with the Grand Prix, while Lose My Self, Corn Island, Eddie Marsan and Klaudia Dudova also feature on the list of award winners

Blind snags the top prize at Cinessonne
Blind by Eskil Vogt

Having won awards at both Sundance and Berlin, Blind [+see also:
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, the directorial feature debut by Norway’s Eskil Vogt (which is due to be released in France on 25 March 2015, courtesy of KMBO), has now walked away with the Grand Prix from the 16th Cinessonne Festival of European Cinema in Essonne, which took place in the Paris region from 11-23 November.

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A Special Jury Prize was given to Lose My Self [+see also:
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by German director Jan Schomburg, while the Best Acting Awards went to English actor Eddie Marsan for the British production Still Life [+see also:
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by Italy’s Uberto Pasolini (released in France on 21 January 2015 by Version Originale/Condor) and Czech actress Klaudia Dudová for her performance in The Way Out [+see also:
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by Czech director Petr Vaclav (read the interview).

The Audience Awards were bestowed upon Corn Island [+see also:
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by Georgian filmmaker George Ovashvili (watch the video interview – released in France on 24 December) and the French feature Zouzou by Blandine Lenoir (produced by Local Films – released in France on 24 December via Happiness Distribution).

Lastly, in the short-film competition, Una Gunjak’s The Chicken (a co-production involving Croatia and Germany) managed to pull off a double win, swiping both the Grand Prix and the Audience Award.

(Translated from French)

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