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Brooklyn bewitches Aubagne

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- Pascal Tessaud’s movie has gone home with the Grand Prix from the event dedicated to young cinema and the creation of music for films

Brooklyn bewitches Aubagne
Brooklyn by Pascal Tessaud

Unveiled last year at Cannes as part of the alternative ACID programme, Brooklyn [+see also:
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by Pascal Tessaud has walked away with the Grand Prix for Best Original Score from the 16th Aubagne International Film Festival, an event dedicated to promoting young cinema and the creation of music for movies. Composed by Khulibai, Calogero Di Benedetto and DJ Dusty, the soundtrack for the feature envelopes this Les Enfants de la Dalle production, which stars such actors as KT Gorique, Rafal Uchiwa, Jalil Naciri, Liliane Rovere, Véronique Ruggia and Blade MC. The plot revolves around a young woman who runs away from her homeland of Switzerland and arrives in Paris to try her luck on the rap scene. In the meantime, she finds a job as a cook at a music society in Saint-Denis. There she meets Issa, the city’s rising star... Having already been presented at various international festivals, including Milan, Rio De Janeiro, Tubingen-Stuttgart, Cologne, Tallinn, Havana, New York Urban World, Solothurn, and Crossing Europe in Linz, Brooklyn will be released in French theatres courtesy of UFO Distribution.

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Also featuring on the list of winners are two Scandinavian films, with the Best Screenplay Award going to Underdog [+see also:
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by Swedish director Ronnie Sandahl (read the review and the interview with the director) and the Best Director Award singling out Pixadores [+see also:
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by Amir Escandari (Finland-Denmark-Sweden). The Best Film Award went to the Canadian feature Felix and Meira by Maxime Giroux, in a competition that also included such titles as Bypass [+see also:
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interview: Duane Hopkins
interview: Samm Haillay
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by Duane Hopkins and Les révoltés [+see also:
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(formerly known as After the Fight) by Simon Leclère.

As for the short films, the Grand Prix for Best Sound Creation was bestowed upon the Ukrainian film Fallen Leaves by Masha Kondakova and the Best Film Award went to Discipline by Christophe Saber (Switzerland), while the animation category was dominated by Beach Flags by Sarah Saidan and the documentary Brame by Sophie-Charlotte Gautier and Anne Loubet.

(Translated from French)

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