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BELGRADE FEST 2020

The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão triumphs at Belgrade FEST

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- Other winners include The Painted Bird, Queen of Hearts, Father, Two of Us, Mater, Ivana the Terrible and Vienna Hallways, the new film by Serbian director Mladen Djordjević

The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão triumphs at Belgrade FEST
Actress Barbara Santos, from The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão, collecting the Belgrade Victor Award for Best Film

The 48th Belgrade International Film Festival FEST (28 February-8 March) has wrapped with Karim Aïnouz's Cannes Un Certain Regard prizewinner The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Karim Aïnouz
film profile
]
(Brazil/Germany) picking up the Belgrade Victor Award for Best Film in the main competition.

Václav Marhoul won the Best Director Award for The Painted Bird [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Václav Marhoul
film profile
]
(Czech Republic/Slovakia/Ukraine), and Rita Kalnejais received Best Screenplay for Australian director Shannon Murphy's Babyteeth, both of which world-premiered at Venice.

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The acting prizes went to Trine Dyrholm for her role in May el-Toukhy's Queen of Hearts [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: May el-Toukhy
film profile
]
(Denmark/Sweden) and to Goran Bogdan for his performance in Srdan Golubović's Father [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Srdan Golubović
film profile
]
(Serbia/France/Germany/Croatia). Both films previously won Audience Awards after their world premieres at Sundance and the Berlinale, respectively. Father also received the Stella Artois Prize for the Most-wanted Film at FEST (in other words, the one that sold the most admissions) and the FEDEORA Award.

Director Filippo Meneghetti received the Best Debut Prize for his Toronto title Two of Us [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Filippo Meneghetti
film profile
]
(France/Luxembourg/Belgium), and the "Nebojša Djukelić" Award for Best Regional Film went to Jure Pavlović's Tallinn entry Mater [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jure Pavlović
film profile
]
(Croatia/Serbia/France/Bosnia and Herzegovina).

The Audience Award for Best European Film in the main competition, supported by the EU Delegation to Serbia, went to Serbian director Mladen Djordjević's Vienna Hallways [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, which world-premiered at FEST. The filmmaker also won the "Milutin Čolić" Award for Best Serbian Director.

In the newly established FEST Focus section, Ivana Mladenović pocketed the Best Film Award for the Locarno prizewinner Ivana the Terrible [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ada Solomon
film profile
]
(Romania/Serbia).

Finally, the honorary Belgrade Victor Award for Exceptional Contribution to the Art of Cinema was bestowed upon John Malkovich, who officially closed the festival with a performance of Aleksey Igudesman's stage play/concert piece The Music Critic.

Here is the full list of award winners:

Main Competition

Belgrade Victor for Best Film
The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Karim Aïnouz
film profile
]
- Karim Aïnouz (Brazil/Germany)

Best Director
Václav Marhoul - The Painted Bird [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Václav Marhoul
film profile
]
(Czech Republic/Slovakia/Ukraine)

Best Screenplay
Rita Kalnejais - Babyteeth (Australia)

Best Actress
Trine Dyrholm - Queen of Hearts [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: May el-Toukhy
film profile
]
(Denmark/Sweden)

Best Actor
Goran Bogdan - Father [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Srdan Golubović
film profile
]
(Serbia/France/Germany/Croatia)

Best Debut
Two of Us [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Filippo Meneghetti
film profile
]
- Filippo Meneghetti (France/Luxembourg/Belgium)

"Nebojša Djukelić" Award
Mater [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jure Pavlović
film profile
]
- Jure Pavlović (Croatia/Serbia/France/Bosnia and Herzegovina)

FEDEORA Award
Father - Srdan Golubović

Stella Artois Prize for the Most-wanted Film
Father - Srdan Golubović

Audience Award
Vienna Hallways [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Mladen Djordjević (Serbia)

"Milutin Čolić" Award
Vienna Hallways - Mladen Djordjević

FEST Focus

Best Film
Ivana the Terrible [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ada Solomon
film profile
]
- Ivana Mladenović (Romania/Serbia)

Belgrade Victor Award for Exceptional Contribution to the Art of Cinema
John Malkovich

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