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Premiers Plans crowns Toto and His Sisters

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- Romanian director Alexander Nanau has won the top prize at Angers, while Hope, In the Crosswind and The Look of Silence also feature on the awards list

Premiers Plans crowns Toto and His Sisters
Toto and His Sisters by Alexander Nanau

Chaired by director Laurent Cantet, the jury of the international competition at the Premiers Plans Festival in Angers has awarded the 2015 Grand Prix to the Romanian feature Toto and His Sisters [+see also:
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by Alexander Nanau (read the review). 

Two Special Mentions went to In the Crosswind [+see also:
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interview: Martti Helde
interview: Martti Helde
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by Estonia’s Martti Helde (read the review) and the documentary The Look of Silence [+see also:
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by Joshua Oppenheimer (read the review), which also snagged the Audience Award.

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The Audience Award in the French competition was bestowed upon Hope [+see also:
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interview: Boris Lojkine
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by Boris Lojkine (read the review and the watch the interview), which comes out this Wednesday in the country’s theatres.

The Best Actress Award for a French or European feature went to Margita Gosheva for her performance in the Bulgarian-Greek co-production The Lesson [+see also:
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interview: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Val…
interview: Margita Gosheva
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by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov (read the review and the interview), while the Best Actor Award was handed to Dogan Izci for Sivas [+see also:
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by Turkish director Kaan Mujdeci (read the review).

Lastly, the Grand Jury Prize for a European short film was bagged by Milky Brother by Vahram Mkhitaryan (Poland/Armenia), with the Audience Award going to Yes We Love by Hallvar Witzo (Norway), while the French shorts competition was won by Think Big by Mathieu Z'Graggen, with the audience plumping for Demis Herenger’s Guy Moquet.

(Translated from French)

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