Arrhythmia wins at the Trieste Film Festival
by Vladan Petkovic
- Soldiers. Story from Ferentari has picked up the Cineuropa Prize, while Rade Šerbedžija, Ada Solomon, and Livio Jacob and Piera Patat received honorary awards
The 29th Trieste Film Festival ended on Sunday night with Boris Khlebnikov's Arrhythmia [+see also:
interview: Boris Khlebnikov
film profile] winning the €5,000 Trieste Award for Best Feature Film, as voted on by the audience. The Cineuropa Prize, given to a film from the same competition, went to Ivana Mladenovic's Soldiers. Story from Ferentari [+see also:
interview: Ivana Mladenovic
film profile], which world-premiered in San Sebastián's New Directors section.
The PAG Jury Award, in collaboration with the Youth Area Project of the Municipality of Trieste, was given to Hanna Slak's The Miner [+see also:
interview: Hanna Slak
film profile], while Lithuanian director Arunas Matelis received the €2,500 Alpe Adria Cinema Award in the Documentary Film Competition for Wonderful Losers: A Different World [+see also:
In the Corso Salani competition for new Italian feature films, the prize, worth €2,000 and decided on by the jury comprising Maria Bonsanti, Francesco Giai Via and Cinzia Masotina, went to The Man with the Lantern [+see also:
film profile] by Francesca Lixi, while Pietro Jona and Stefano Cravero received a Special Mention for Country for Old Men. Both films had their world premieres at Trieste.
The honorary Eastern Star Award was bestowed upon legendary Yugoslav actor Rade Šerbedžija, and the founders of the Cineteca del Friuli, Livio Jacob and Piera Patat, got the Cinema Warrior Award. Romanian producer Ada Solomon received the Central European Initiative Award, worth €3,000.
The first festival of the year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of 1968, Trieste presented the audience with a two-strand historical programme: “Rebels 68. East”, selected by Ivan Velisavljević, featured seven films from Eastern Europe, ranging from Jan Nemec's Oratori for Prague and Dušan Makavejev's Sweet Movie to Nenad Puhovski's Generation '68 [+see also:
film profile], while “Rebels 68. West”, curated by Mariuccia Ciotta and Roberto Silvestri, included nine titles, from Marco Bellochio's Fists in the Pocket, through Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers [+see also:
interview: Bernardo Bertolucci
film profile], to Valentina Agostini's Blow Up of "Blow Up".
Here is the full list of award winners:
Country for Old Men - Pietro Jona, Stefano Cravero (Italy)
TFF Shorts Award
60 Kilos of Nothing - Piotr Domalewski (Poland)
Soviet Hippies - Terje Toomistu (Estonia/Germany/Finland)
VR Hackathon Contest
Voci di Trieste - Giulia Massolino, Anna Violato (Italy)
Eastern Star Award
Cinema Warrior Award
Livio Jacob, Piera Patat
Central European Initiative Award
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