The Europa Cinemas Label goes to The First, The Last at Berlin
by Fabien Lemercier
- BERLIN 2016: The feature by Belgian filmmaker Bouli Lanners has been crowned Best European Film in the Panorama section
Belgian-French co-production The First, The Last [+see also:
interview: Bouli Lanners
film profile] by Bouli Lanners has won the Europa Cinemas Label, handed out by a jury of exhibitors to the best European film in the Panorama section of the 66th Berlin Film Festival.
Produced by Versus Production together with ADCB Films, The First, The Last is being sold abroad by Wild Bunch. The feature, which stars such names as Albert Dupontel, the director himself and Canadian actress Suzanne Clément, has been on the cinema listings in France for the last three weeks (courtesy of Wild Bunch Distribution) and will be released in Belgian theatres next Wednesday.
Interestingly, the Europa Cinemas Label jury also decided to highlight the high quality of two other films unveiled in the Berlin Panorama: All of a Sudden [+see also:
film profile] by Turkish director Asli Ozge and On the Other Side [+see also:
interview: Tihana Lazovic
interview: Zrinko Ogresta
film profile] by Croatia’s Zrinko Ogresta.
(Translated from French)