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AWARDS Slovakia

Soul at Peace, Blind Loves big winners at Slovak awards

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Soul at Peace, Blind Loves big winners at Slovak awards

Vladimír Balko's drama Soul at Peace garnered five awards at the Slnko v Sieti film awards, including Best Feature.

The Slovak Film and Television Academy presented its awards April 27 for films released in 2008 and 2009.

Attila Mokos was named Best Actor for his portrayal of an ex-convict attempting to readjust to life outside prison in Soul at Peace. Helena Krajčiová and Roman Luknár received awards for their supporting roles in the film, while Martin Strba was honored with the award for Best Cinematography.

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Documentary Blind Loves [+see also:
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was the other big winner of the night, earning Juraj Lehotský the Best Director prize as well as Best Documentary, Best Screenplay and awards for editing, sound and score.

British actress Anna Friel was named Best Actress for her role as Countess Erzsébet Báthory in Juraj Jakubisko's period fantasy Bathory [+see also:
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, which also received awards for art design and costumes.

The Slovak academy named Ďakujem, dobre by Mátyás Prikler Best Narrative Short. Separately, the film earned a slot in the Cinéfondation selection at Cannes.

Michaela Čopíková’s About Socks and Love collected the award for Best Animated Film while Cristian Mungiu's Palm d'Or-winning drama 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days [+see also:
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received the award for Best Foreign Film.

The Jandl advertising agency presented its award for filmmakers under 35 to Mira Fornay, director of Foxes [+see also:
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