Eat Sleep Die triumphs at Premiers Plans
by Fabien Lemercier
- Directed by Gabriela Pichler of Sweden, the film wins the Grand Prix and Best Actress award. The Special Jury Prize and Audience's Prize
The first feature film by Gabriela Pichler (video interview), Eat Sleep Die [+see also:
interview: China Ahlander
interview: Gabriela Pichler
interview: Nermina Lukac
film profile] (review) has left its mark on the 25th edition of the Premiers Plans Angers Film Festival by carrying off the Grand Prix in the European competition and Best Actress award (Nermina Lukac) attributed by the jury chaired by French filmmaker Noémie Lvovsky. Already victorious in the Critics' Week in Venice, the film will be launched in French cinemas on April 10th by ASC Distribution.
A double victory also for Oh Boy [+see also:
interview: Jan Ole Gerster
film profile] by German director Jan Ole Gerster, winner of the Special Jury Prize and Audience's Prize. Finally, the Best Actor award went to Nader Sarhan, distinguished for his performance in Ali ha gli Occhi Azzurri [+see also:
interview: Claudio Giovannesi
film profile] directed by Claudio Giovannesi of Italy (Special Jury Prize and Best Debut Film at the Rome Festival 2012 – distribution in France via Bellissima Films scheduled for October 9th, 2013).
In the competition for French feature films, the Jury's Grand Prix went to I'm not Dead [+see also:
film profile] by Mehdi Ben Attia (selected for the Forum at the up-coming Berlinale – article), and the Audience's Prize was awarded to Les Lendemains by Bénédicte Pagnot (article) – to be released in April via UFO Distribution) .
The Grand Prix for European short films was won by Everything will be OK by Norwegian director Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen and the Audience's Prize by L’intruso by Filippo Meneghetti of Italy, while the French competition was won by Footing by Damien Gault, and the Audience's Prize by Avant que de tout perdre directed by Xavier Legrand. Finally, the Plans Animés section was dominated by the Estonian short film Kärbeste Veski by Anu-Laura Tuttelberg and the competition for films by European schools by Tweesprong directed by Wouter Bouvijn of Belgium, with the Audience's Prize attributed to Korsoteoria by Antti Heikki Pesonen of Finland.
(Translated from French)
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