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« Koza » receive the CICAE Art Cinema Award at Vilnius International Film Festival

« Koza » receive the CICAE Art Cinema Award at Vilnius International Film Festival

CICAE is happy to announce that the film « Koza » by Ivan Ostrochovský wins the CICAE Art Cinema Award in the Competition Programme at the 20th edition of the Vilnius International Film Festival. The festival took place from March 19th to April 2nd in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Jury’s decision: 

« For founding successful way in showing tragic story with sense of humor and balance between fiction and tough reality. It will be a pleasure to share this unusual road movie with all art-house exhibitors all over the world. ».

Synopsis:

Peter « Koza » Baláž is a former Olympic boxer. He and his partner, Miša, live in a dilapidated housing estate, constantly struggling to make ends meet. Miša learns that she is expecting a child and decides to terminate her pregnancy. She pressures Koza to get money for the procedure. Koza, who has not trained in a while, steps back into the ring, hoping to earn some much-needed cash and possibly change Miša’s mind. He and his manager Zvonko embark on a « tour », where success is not measured in victories, but in the amount of blows that Koza can take. The film features Peter Baláž, Atlanta Olympic Games participant and Ján Franek as the couch, Moscow Olympic Games participant.

 

Credits:

Koza

Fiction / Slovakia / 2015 / 90 min.

Language: Slovak

Directed by: Ivan Ostrochovský

Screenplay: Ivan Ostrochovský

Cast: Peter Baláz, Zvonko Lakčević, Ján Franek

Production: Ivan Ostrochovský, Jiri Konecny, Marek Urban – Sentimentalfilm

International Sales: Sentimentalfilm, email@sentimentalfilm.com

In this year’s CICAE’s jury:

Gregory Le Perff (Dieppe Scene Nationale, Dieppe, France)

Michal Matuszewski (KINO.LAB, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Poland)

Claus Löser (BrotfabrikKino Berlin, Germany)

 

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