BETWEENS TWO DAWNS by Turkish director Selman Nacar won the award for best film at the 39th edition of the Torino Film Festival with a jury chaired by the Hungarian Ildikó Enyedi and composed by Alessandro Gassmann, Evgeny Galperine, Isabel Ivars. Special prize ex aequo to IL PIANETA by Amalia Ulman and PIUME by Omar El Zohairy. Ex aequo also Best Actor, to the Korean GONG SEUNG-YEON, interpreter of ALONERS by Hong Seong-eun, and to the German FRANZ ROGOWSKY for GROSSE FREIHEIT by Sebastian Meise. Best Screenplay for A GIRL THAT IS GOOD by Sandrine Kiberlain; ‘Stella della Mole’ for artistic innovation to Monica Bellucci
BETWEENS TWO DAWNS was chosen because – reads the motivation – “it manages, with extraordinary ability in writing and directing, to tell a credible story, which makes us laugh, excite and surprises us. A mature film, directed with intelligent sobriety and which reveals a new great talent “. For the Special Prize, the jury awarded THE PLANET “for its slightly comic but equally emotional denunciation of the uncertain future of Europe and the decline of modern society exposed through the particular mother and daughter relationship”. In the case of PIUME, “a powerful, bold and expressive author who masterfully dominates the numerous levels of cinematographic language” is awarded.
Among the shorts best film BABATOURA by Guillaume Collin (Canada), special jury prize at NIGHT by / by Ahmad Saleh (Palestine). The jury of TFFDoc / Internazionale.doc, composed of Catherine Bizern (France), Kristina Konrad (Germany) and Michael Wahrmann (Israel), chose ‘918 GAU by Arantza Santesteban Perez (Spain). special prize to ANOTHER BRICK ON THE WALL by Nan Zhang (China).
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