Eat Your Bones wins Best Film at Turin Film Festival
by Vittoria Scarpa
- For Some Inexplicable Reason, by Gábor Reisz, has been given the Jury Award and the Audience Award. Two Special Mentions went to N-Capace by Eleonora Danco
On-the-road Roma brought to the screen by Jean-Charles Hue won over the juries of the 32nd Turin Film Festival, concluded last Saturday. The jury for the International Feature Films Competition made up of Ferzan Ozpetek, Geoff Andrew, Carolina Crescentini, Debra Granik and György Pálfi has in fact given the Award for Best Film (with €15,000) to the French Eat Your Bones [+see also:
film profile], unveiled last May at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes (read the review).
The Special Jury Award (€7,000) went to a Hungarian film: the existential-surreal comedy For Some Inexplicable Reason [+see also:
film profile] by Gábor Reisz (world premiere at Karlovy Vary – read the review), which also took home the Audience Award in Turin.
N-Capace by Italian Eleonora Danco (read the review) earned two Special Mentions: from the jury “because it really moved us emotionally and intellectually with its lyrical and sharp portrait of modern-day Italy” (that was the motivation); and another mention went to the personalities interviewed in the film (“we appreciated their contributions to the movie; they’re fun and honest and they taught us a lot”).
The Award for Best Actress went ex aequo to Sidse Babett Knudsen, in the role of Cynthia in The Duke of Burgundy [+see also:
film profile] by Peter Strickland (United Kingdom) and to Hadas Yaron, as Meira in Felix & Meira by Maxime Giroux (Canada). Again from Felix & Meira is Best Actor, Luzer Twersky, who plays Shulem in the Canadian film.
The Award for Best Screenplay went to hilarious What We Do in the Shadows by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi (New Zealand), about the daily life of four vampires in Wellington.
The FIPRESCI Award went to Mercuriales [+see also:
film profile] by Virgil Vernier; Cipputi Award – Best Film about the Working World to Triangle by Costanza Quatriglio. Best International Documentary (€5,000) is Endless Escape, Eternal Return by Harutyun Khachatryan (Armenia/Netherlands/Switzerland), Best Italian Documentary (€5,000) is Rada by Alessandro Abba Legnazzi.
(Translated from Italian)