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GIJÓN 2012

Japanese film About the Pink Sky wins top prize in Gijón

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- Atiq Rahimi’s French-Afghan The Patience Stone wins three awards at the 50th edition of the Asturias film festival, with awards divided between Asian and European productions

Japanese film About the Pink Sky wins top prize in Gijón

Asia and Europe ended up sharing the main awards at the Gijón International Film Festival. The grand winner of this 50th edition of the festival, and the first to be directed by Nacho Carballo, was Japanese director Keiichi Kobayashi’s feature debut About the Pink Sky. Despite it provoking very little praise after its screening, the jury made up of Dmitry Glujovsky, Ernesto Alterio, Lola Salvador, José Salcedo, and Farid Bozorgmehr ended up choosing this film in black and white and its quite bizarre storyline: A teenager will have to fight against her pessimism to get a newspaper going, after handing back a wallet to its attractive owner. Best Director also went to the Far East, with South Korean director Lee Sang-Woo winning it for Barbie.

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The films that received the most awards were Franco-Afghan film The Patience Stone [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(read the review), which won the FIPRESCI Prize and Young Jury Prize, as well as Best Actress (Golshifteh Farahani), and Israeli film Epilogue, which won Best Actor (Yosef Carmon) and Best Screenplay. The screenplay was written by the film’s director Amir Manor (watch the interview).

Children of Sarajevo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Aida Begić
film profile
]
is continuing on its exciting festival tour and has added Best Production Design to its collection, while Beyond The Hills [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Cosmina Stratan
interview: Cristian Mungiu
interview: Cristian Mungiu
interview: Cristian Mungiu
film profile
]
, a favourite since it opened the festival on November 16, had to make do with the Jury Special Prize. The Rabbi’s Cat [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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was awarded in the section for animation films, and Viagem a Portugal did the same in the Rellumes section.

View the complete list of winners here.

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(Translated from Spanish)

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