Afterlife wins the 33rd edition of Bergamo Film Meeting
by Camillo De Marco
- The film by young Hungarian director Virág Zomborácz has taken home the top prize, while Anywhere Else and Flowers came in in second and third place
Afterlife [+see also:
interview: Virág Zomborácz
film profile] by Virág Zomborácz (Hungary) has snagged the Banca Popolare di Bergamo Award, decided on by audiences at the Bergamo Film Meeting. The award is worth €5,000 and seeks to provide financial support to those productions that invest in young writer-directors, as well as demonstrate an appreciation of quality cinema.
Second place went to Anywhere Else [+see also:
interview: Ester Amrami
film profile] by Ester Amrami (Germany), while Flowers [+see also:
film profile] by Jon Garaño and José Mari Goenaga (Spain) ended up third in the eyes of the public.
And thus the 33rd edition of the Bergamo Film Meeting drew to a close, following a nine-day programme and the screening of 141 movies divided into various categories: the feature-film competition; the section devoted to documentaries; the exhibition dedicated to the works of Czech animation director Pavel Koutský; and “Europe: Feminine, Singular”, the second part of an examination of European cinema with a feminine twist, which featured the participation of directors Andrea Arnold (Great Britain), Teresa Villaverde (Portugal), Aida Begić (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and Ágnes Kocsis (Hungary). In addition, the event also included a selection of documentaries from European film schools in partnership with the Civica Scuola di Cinema in Milan, a retrospective on crime films, and the premieres of National Gallery [+see also:
film profile] by Frederick Wiseman, The New Girlfriend [+see also:
interview: François Ozon
film profile] by François Ozon and The Green Prince [+see also:
film profile] by Nadav Schirman, together with a number of other premieres, cult movies, and meetings with their writers and directors.
The 34th edition is scheduled to take place from 5-13 March 2016.
(Translated from Italian)