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The Image You Missed miglior film a Lanzarote

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- La giuria ha deliberato davanti al pubblico e spiegato perché il film di Donal Foreman meritasse il massimo riconoscimento all'ottava edizione della Mostra del Cinema dell'isola

The Image You Missed miglior film a Lanzarote
I membri della giuria Alejandro Krawietz, Francesco Clerici e Vanesa Fernández Guerra (sx-dx) parlano davanti al pubblico del loro verdetto

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The organisers of the Lanzarote Muestra de Cine (a film festival held on the beautiful Canary island of Lanzarote between 22 November and 1 December 2018) want the seventh art to become a collective and thought-provoking experience. For that reason, last Saturday, its jury – made up of Vanesa Fernández Guerra (the director of ZINEBI, the Bilbao International Documentary and Short Film Festival), Italian filmmaker Francesco Clerici (Hand Gestures [+leggi anche:
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) and Alejandro Krawietz (the director of the MiradasDoc International Documentary Film Festival and Market, on Tenerife) – deliberated openly for more than an hour, in front of the audience, as it reasoned why Donal Foreman’s The Image You Missed [+leggi anche:
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 deserved the Award for Best Film (accompanied by €2,500) at the eighth edition of the gathering.

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According to the festival, which kicked off with a screening of the Werner Herzog documentary Into the Inferno [+leggi anche:
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 in the breathtaking natural surroundings of the Cueva de los Verdes, “The Image You Missed – a movie co-produced by France, Ireland and the United States – is a compilation of images recorded by Arthur MacCaig, a young US man of Irish descent who ended up becoming a documentary maker for the IRA in the 1970s. Donal Foreman puts together all of this material, which paints a portrait of some of the most violent conflicts of the latter half of the 20th century, and thus creates an intimate and thought-provoking film about a father’s longing, the role of the family, desire and political commitment.”

The jury also handed a Special Mention to The Wolf House, a Chilean stop-motion animation film helmed by Joaquín Cociña and Cristóbal León, while the Numax Award was bestowed upon Still Recording [+leggi anche:
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(Syria/Lebanon/France/Germany/Qatar) by Ghiath Ayoub and Saeed Al Batal, a prize intended to facilitate its release in Galician theatres.

The competitive Official Section of the festival, which this year was dedicated to the theme of volcanoes, was rounded off by Austria’s by Johann LurfTrot [+leggi anche:
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(Spain/Lithuania) by Galicia’s Xacio Baño and the French title M [+leggi anche:
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by Yolande Zauberman. There was also an out-of-competition screening of The Hidden City [+leggi anche:
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 (Spain/France), a sensorial documentary by Canary Islander Víctor Moreno, which won the Best Cinematography Award at the most recent edition of the Seville European Film Festival (see the news).

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