Moissons sanglantes – 1933, La famine en Ukraine trionfa al FIPADOC
- Il film di Guillaume Ribot vince il Grand Prix nazionale e la produzione americana Crows Are White di Ahsen Nadeem si aggiudica il concorso internazionale
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FIPADOC has announced its winners at the close of its 5th edition, which unspooled 20 – 28 January, gathering together scores of international professionals.
The French competition was won by Guillaume Ribot’s Seeds of Hunger – Ukraine 1933. Written by the director himself, alongside Antoine Germa, the film takes us back to 1933. A secret famine decided upon by Stalin is decimating the Ukraine. A Welsh journalist, Gareth Jones, travels to the country to try to alert the outside world, but the power of the Soviet State’s lie towers before him… The film’s music is composed by Éric Neveux while the documentary itself is produced by Estelle Fialon on behalf of Les Films du Poisson, in co-production with Lobster Films. France 5 are set to broadcast the movie.
The international competition jury (Salomé Jashi, IIkka Vehkalahti and Anita Reher), meanwhile, crowned Ahsen Nadeem’s American production Crows Are White their champion. Produced by Memory in co-production with Argent Pictures and Normal Content, the film revolves around Absen, a Muslim who hides his marriage from his family. He travels to a Japanese monastery in search of advice in order to put an end to his lie, but the only monk who will listen to him is more interested in ice cream and heavy metal than in meditation. It’s an exploration of truth, faith and love, between zen temples and worship of the Koran.
As for the Musical Documentaries competition, Luke McManus’ Irish feature film North Circular [+leggi anche:
scheda film] reigned triumphant in this category, while the Impact programme named Rich Felgate’s British production Finite: The Climate of Change [+leggi anche:
scheda film] its victor.
The full list of award-winners is as follows:
Grand Prize for Best International Documentary
Crows Are White - Ahsen Nadeem (USA)
Grand Prize for Best National Documentary
Seeds of Hunger – Ukraine 1933 - Guillaume Ribot
Grand Prize for Best Musical Documentary
North Circular [+leggi anche:
scheda film] - Luke McManus (Ireland)
Grand Prize for Best Impact Documentary
Finite: The Climate of Change [+leggi anche:
scheda film] - Rich Felgate (UK)
INA Madelen Audience Award
Autisme : Le petit chasseur de fantômes - Laurent Kouchner & Mickaël Mahut (France) (medium-length film)
The Man Who Couldn’t Leave - Singing Chen (Taiwan)
Scam New Writing Prize
21-22 China - Thierry Loa (Canada)
Best Short Film
Sauvage - Léonore Mercier (France)
Young Creation Prize
Last Call - Noah Cohen (France) (short film)
The Silence of the Banana Trees - Eneos Çarka (Hungary/Belgium/Portugal/Albania) (short film)
Young Europeans Prize
Too Close [+leggi anche:
scheda film] - Botond Püsök (Romania/Hungary)
Silent House - Farnaz Jurabchian & Mohammadreza Jurabchian (Iran/Canada/Philippines/Qatar)
Ciné + Prize
A Holy Family [+leggi anche:
scheda film] - Elvis A-Liang Lu (Taiwan/France)
Les Fantômes du pétrole - Audrey Gloaguen (France)
Coup de Cœur dans les Murs Award
Sankara - Yohan Malka (France)
(Tradotto dal francese)
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