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Viva, Mustang, Evolution win at Dublin

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- Alex Lawther, Monica Bellucci win acting awards

Viva, Mustang, Evolution win at Dublin
Viva by Paddy Breathnach

Paddy Breathnach’s Viva [+see also:
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(Ireland/Cuba) has won the Audience Award at the recently concluded Dublin International Film Festival. The award carries with it a sponsored networking trip to the 2017 Berlinale. Breathnach said, “Dublin is a great audience festival so getting this award means so much to us all. Viva has been a wonderful adventure and this helps keep the adventure going to help bring it to a wider audience.” 

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The Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards were also presented at the festival and Viva won Best Irish Film. Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Mustang [+see also:
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interview: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
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(France/Germany/Turkey Qatar) was named Best Film; Lucile Hadžihalilović won Best Director for Evolution [+see also:
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(France/Belgium/Spain); Matyas Erdely won Best Cinematography for László NemesSon of Saul [+see also:
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Q&A: László Nemes
interview: László Rajk
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(Hungary). Acting Awards were given to Alex Lawther for Andrew Steggall’s Departure [+see also:
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(UK/France), Monica Bellucci for Guy Édoin’s Ville-Marie (Canada) and Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room (US) for Best Ensemble.

Best Screenplay went to Jaco Van Dormael and Thomas Gunzig for Van Dormael’s The Brand New Testament [+see also:
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(Belgium/France/Luxembourg); Laurie Anderson’s Heart of a Dog [+see also:
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(France/US) won Best Documentary; and Best Irish Documentary went to Richie O’Donnell’s Atlantic. Jamie AdamsBlack Mountain Poets [+see also:
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(UK), Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria [+see also:
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(Germany) and Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa (US) won jury prizes.

The Critics named Sing Street [+see also:
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actor Ferdia Walsh-Peelo as recipient of the Michael Dwyer Discovery Award, and Viva writer Mark O’Halloran as recipient of the inaugural George Byrne Maverick Award. Angela Lansbury and Claudia Cardinale were conferred the Volta career achievement awards.

The winners:

Best Film
Mustang [+see also:
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interview: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
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- Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Best Director
Evolution [+see also:
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]
- Lucile Hadžihalilović

Best Cinematography
Matyas Erdely - Son of Saul [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: László Nemes
interview: László Rajk
film profile
]

Best Actor
Alex Lawther - Departure [+see also:
film review
trailer
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Best Actress
Monica Bellucci - Ville-Marie

Best Ensemble
Green Room - Jeremy Saulnier

Best Screenplay
Jaco Van Dormael and Thomas Gunzig - The Brand New Testament [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jaco van Dormael
film profile
]

Best Documentary
Heart of a Dog [+see also:
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film profile
]
- Laurie Anderson

Best Irish Documentary
Atlantic - Richie O’Donnell

Jury Prizes
Black Mountain Poets [+see also:
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- Jamie Adams
Victoria [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Sebastian Schipper
film profile
]
- Sebastian Schipper
Anomalisa - Charlie Kaufman

Audience Award
Viva [+see also:
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]
- Paddy Breathnach

Dublin Film Critics Circle Award - Best Irish Film
Viva - Paddy Breathnach

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