Keeper named best film at the Turin Film Festival
by Vittoria Scarpa
- The Special Jury Award and Best Actress Award went to Paulina by Santiago Mitre. Heatwave by Raphaël Jacoulot won the Audience Award and the Best Actor Award
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film profile] by Guillaume Senez won the award for Best Film at the 33rd Turin Film Festival, which came to a close last Saturday. After having its debut at the Locarno Film Festival, the debut piece by this director from Brussels, which centres around two teenagers preparing themselves for parenthood, won over the jury presided over by Valerio Mastandrea and made up of Marco Cazzato, Josephine Decker, Jan-Ole Gerster and Corin Hard. The award comes with a cash prize of €15,000.
The Special Jury Award (€7,000) went to Paulina [+see also:
film profile] by Santiago Mitre (Argentina/Brazil/France); the film, which has already won the Grand Prix at Critics’ Week at Cannes, also won the award for Best Actress at Turin for Dolores Fonzi’s performance. Heatwave [+see also:
film profile] also picked up two awards: Raphaël Jacoulot’s third film won the award for Best Actor, for Karim Leklou’s performance, and the Audience Award. The award for Best Screenplay was awarded jointly to Chinese film A Simple Goodbye by Degena Yun and Mexican film Sopladora de hojas by Alejandro Iglesias Mendizábal.
Turning to documentaries, the jury, made up of Maja Bogojevic, Leonardo Di Costanzo and Marie Losier awarded the prize for Best International Documentary (€5,000) to Roundabout In My Head [+see also:
film profile] by Hassen Ferhani (Algeria/France), “for the precision, meticulousness and pertinence of the choices, which transform a place of harsh work and death into a series of tableaux vivants full of delicacy, irony and human warmth”; the Special Jury Award for Internazionale.doc went to Portuguese film Gypsophila [+see also:
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film profile] by Margarida Leitão, “a touching and affectionate portrait of the filmmaker’s grandmother and her relationship with her granddaughter”.
The Best Italian Documentary (€5,000)was – according to the jury made up of Jonas Carpignano, Minnie Ferrara and Giovanni Giommi – Il solengo [+see also:
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film profile] by Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis, described as “the revenge in the creative documentary of the ‘talking heads’ which, like a tragic chorus, introduce us to the story of a solitary and mysterious man, who seems to have disappeared into thin air”; the Special Jury Award for Italiana.doc went to La gente resta by Maria Tilli, “a contextualizing and convincing film which takes the spectator into the most hidden corners of Taranto and transmits with simplicity the fears and hopes of the people who remain”.
The Fipresci Award Jury, made up of Kerem Akca, Gyözö Miklos Mátyás and Luca Pellegrini, awarded the prize for Best Film to The Wolves [+see also:
film profile] by Sophie Deraspe (Canada/France), which was described as “a clear and true journey into territories which still appear unknown” and in which the director “draws the human and environmental relationships with great dramatic power”.
The 2015 Cipputi Award – Best Film About the Working World (with a jury made up of Francesco Tullio Altan, Mariano Morace and Costanza Quatriglio) went to The Successor by Mattia Epifani. For the list of collateral award winners click here.
(Translated from Italian)