Serbian film wins at Estoril Film Festival

in Regional · 20-11-2010 00:00:00 · 0 Comments

The prize for Best Film was awarded to Serbian film ‘Tilva Rosh’ by 29 year-old Nikolai Leizac at the Estoril Film Festival, which ended on Sunday.

It tells the story of two friends who spend their first summer, after finishing secondary school, playing with their skate boards in an abandoned mine and filming ‘MTV Jackass’ style videos.
Leizac’s first film also received the Cineuropa accolade.
The judge’s special João Bénard da Costa award went to French actress Isabelle Huppert for her role in ‘Copacabana’ by Marc Fitoussi, which will be shown in cinemas across Portugal.
Andrey Stempkovsky, Anush Vardanyan and Givi Shavgulidze were awarded the Montblanc Best Script with ‘Reverse Motion’. A special mention was also made during the festival of the photography direction carried out by Zaur Bolotayev, for this Russian made film.
Meanwhile, Portuguese actress Joana de Verona, who starred in Raul Ruiz’s ‘Mysteries of Lisbon’ received the L’Oreal Young Talent award.
The Meo award for the best short film went to ‘Sredni Vashtar’ by Alana Osbourne from Belgium’s national institute of performing arts and also to ‘Sing Me To Sleep’ by Magnus Arnesen from The Polish National Film Television and Theatre School.
Finally, a special mention was given to ‘Le Dernier Instant’ by Bouchra Moutaharik at the Estoril Film Festival, which took place between 5 and 14 November and featured a showing of Woody Allen’s last film ‘You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger’ on its final day.


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