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European Film Festival Palić concludes its 25th edition

21 July 2018

Golden tower goes to GIRL
DECISION OF OFFICIAL SELECTION (COMPETITION) PROGRAMME INTERNATIONAL JURY

The International Jury of the 25th European Film Festival held in Palić and Subotica (14 to 20 July), was composed of: director a screenwriter Ildikó Enyedi (Hungary), the president, producer and actress Ieva Norvilienė (Lithuania), actor Ibrahim Koma (France), director and writer Marinus Groothof (Netherlands), and actress Nataša Ninković (Serbia), members.

After they saw 12 films in Official Selection, jury reached following decisions:

GOLDEN TOWER FOR THE BEST FILM goes to film GIRL, by Lucas Dhont realized as Belgian-French coproduction. “This film was the most accomplished and powerful piece in the competition, which treated a difficult topic not only with sincerity and complexity but also with real depth and without any stereotypes. It touched and moved us on many levels.”

PALIĆ TOWER FOR BEST DIRECTOR goes to Rasmus Kloster Bro for direction of Danish film CUTTERHEAD. “For an outstanding achievement in all the fields director is responsible for: a brilliant script, directing of actors, editing, visual concept. He chose a well-known and seemingly easy genre, only professionals realize how extremely hard it is to deal with.”

The Jury decided to assign Special Mention to Spanish film CARMEN & LOLA directed by Arantxa Echevarría. “For bold first film, for a truthful, tender and authentic depiction of a culture; for well leading mostly nonprofessional actors through this risky and difficult adventure; for the whole cast, their braveness and their excellent performances.”

BLOSSOM VALEY BEST FILM IN PARALLELS AND ENCOUNTERS
DECISION OF COMPETITION PROGRAMME PARALLELS AND ENCOUNTERS INTERNATIONAL CRITIC’S – FEDEORA JURY

Competition programme Parallels and Encounters critics’ FEDEORA (Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean) Jury, of 25 European Film Festival Palić 2018, was composed of: Montenegrin film theoretician and critic prof. dr Maja Bogojević, Bulgarian film critic Pavlina Jeleva and Italian critic Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi.

After they saw ten films in Parallels and Encounters programme, International Critics‘ FEDEORA Jury unanimously reached following decision:

THE BEST FILM AWARD goes to Hungarian film BLOSSOM VALEY by Laszlo Csuja. “A poignant first feature depicting how contemporary misfits crave for love and struggle for survival, within an alienating society.” 

FIPRESCI AWARD GOES TO FILM AT WAR 
DECISION OF FIPRESCI JURY OF THE OFFICIAL (COMPETITION) SELECTION

During the 25 European Film Festival Palić 2018, FIPRESCI jury was composed of: Massimo Lechi (Italy), president, Nina Sputnitskaya (Russia) and Tonči Valentić (Croatia), members.

After they saw 12 films in Official Selection, jury reached following decision:

FIPRESCI AWARD FOR THE BEST FILM goes to French film AT WAR by Stéphane Brizé. “For the masterful and thrilling way in which the director transfigures the social battlefield into a unique cinematic experience and for the outstanding performance by Vincent Lindon.”