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Two prizes for Northwest in Beaune

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- A Jury Award and Critics Award for the film by Danish director Michael Noer, runner-up to Drug War by Johnnie To

Two prizes for Northwest in Beaune

Scandinavian feature films shine out on the winners’ list of this 5th edition of the International Crime Film Festival in Beaune, which ended yesterday. The jury presided by director Pierre Jolivet (surrounded amongst others by fellow directors Cédric Kahn and Florent Emilio Siri, but also Italian actress Maya Sansa) attributed a Jury Award to the Danish film Northwest [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Michael Noer
film profile
]
 by Michael Noer (article – selected for the next Tribeca Film Festival and to be released in Denmark on April 18th – French distribution Bac Films). Victory and the Grand Prix went to Drug War by experienced director Johnnie To, with the Korean movie New World also winning a Jury Award.

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While Northwest also won the Critics Award, another Danish movie was awarded the Special Police Prize (whose jury was presided by the novelist and ex-commissioner Danielle Thiéry): Hijacking [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Tobias Lindholm
film profile
]
by Tobias Lindholm (revelation of the Mostra in Venice in 2012 – French release on June 26th by Ad Vitam). Finally, the competitive section Sang Neuf (lit. "New Blood", dedicated to young talents) was dominated by Call Girl [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 by Swedish director Mikael Marcimain (review – French distribution by Pretty Pictures).

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(Translated from French)

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