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Lamb declared the winner of the Milan Film Festival

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- The Ethiopian director’s film was selected for Un Certain Regard at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The Jury Special Mention went to Prince by Dutch director Sam de Jong

Lamb declared the winner of the Milan Film Festival
Lamb by Yared Zeleke

It was Lamb [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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by Yared Zeleke (Ethiopia/France/Germany/Norway) that won the 20th edition of the Milan Film Festival, which came to a close yesterday. The Ethiopian director’s film was selected for Un Certain Regard at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Meanwhile the Jury Special Mention went to Prince [+see also:
trailer
interview: Sam de Jong
film profile
]
(the Netherlands), the debut film by Sam de Jong, which also featured in the Generation section of this year’s Berlinale (see the video interview with the director).

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Our City by Maria Tarantino (Belgium, the Netherlands) won the Aprile Award, which is awarded to the film that best represents the spirit of the festival, whilst the Audience Award went to American film Transfatty Lives by Patrick Sean O’Brien. The Docucity/UNIMI prize for the Best Film Documenting the City, which is awarded by a jury of students from the Università degli Studi di Milano went to Above and Below [+see also:
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trailer
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by Nicolas Steiner (Switzerland, Germany), whilst a Special Mention went to another film produced by the Netherlands,Those Who Feel The Fire Burning by Morgan Knibbe. The Nastro Azzurro Video Talent Award went to Film Live by Mattia Costa.

(Translated from Italian)

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