Belfort incorona It Is Night in America
- Il primo lungometraggio della regista brasiliana Ana Vaz vince il Grand Prix al 37° festival Entrevues, e Dirty, Difficult, Dangerous di Wissam Charaf riceve il Premio del pubblico
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Dedicated to young, innovative and independent directors, the Belfort Entrevues Film Festival concluded its 37th edition (which took place from 20 to 27 November) with a list of winners dominated by It Is Night in America [+leggi anche:
scheda film] from Brazilian director Ana Vaz, to whom the jury (composed of filmmakers Éléonore Weber and Damien Manivel, editor Valérie Loiseleux, actress Louise Chevillotte and actor Maxence Tual) handed out the Janine Bazin Grand Prize. The film also won the One+One prize (given by the jury to a film with a remarkable, free and innovative musical universe). The director’s feature debut was first discovered in Locarno, in the Cineasti del presente competition.
The main jury gave a special mention to We Had The Day Bonsoir from Algerian director Narimane Mari, a French production already awarded at FIDMarseille.
Winner of the award for Best Director in the Encounters competition of the latest Berlinale, Unrest [+leggi anche:
intervista: Cyril Schäublin
scheda film] from Swiss filmmaker Cyril Schäublin has won in Belfort the Distribution Support Award, while the Audience Award went to the French-Italian-Lebanese production Dirty, Difficult, Dangerous [+leggi anche:
intervista: Wissam Charaf
scheda film] by Wissam Charaf (winner of the Europa Cinemas Label in Giornate degli Autori in Venise, released in France on 26 April 2023).
Finally, the post-production support of the 14th edition of the [Films en cours] program went to the documentary Ne me guéris jamais from French filmmaker David Yon. Produced by Survivance, the film is set in Marseille, whose face has been radically changed in the last few years by major renovation work. In the Arenc district, towers are being built in front of Ouahib's windows, blocking his view. He should leave, but to go where? He wanders around the city of Marseille, camera in hand, to keep a trace of what is about to disappear. Pierre has become blind. He can no longer see the city he has been living in for a long time, but he perceives its changes through sounds. In his apartment, he writes texts about his relationship with the world and his vision of Marseille. Rosalie arrived not long ago in search of the south she used to visit as a child. She is looking for her way in the city and is studying opera singing…
This 37th edition of the Belfort Entrevues Film Festival dedicated two special sections to filmmakers Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche and Emmanuelle Cuau.
The full list of award winners:
We Had The Day Bonsoir - Narimane Mari (France)
André S. Labarthe Grand Prize for Best Short Film
Koban Louzoù - Brieuc Schieb (France)
It Is Night in America – Ana Vaz
Audience Award - Short Film
Tutto apposto gioia mia - Chloé Lecci López (France)
[Films en cours] Post-production Support Prize
Ne me guéris jamais – David Yon (France)
Ève – Lisa Morel (France)
Homard Sheriff – Gautier Paille and Louis Husson (France)
(Tradotto dal francese)
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