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EASTERN PLAYS – Kamen KAVEL 2009

ART CINEMA AWARD VILNIUS KINO PASAKA 2010 "New Europe-New Names" competition programme Synopsis: Two brothers who've lost all contact are suddenly brought together when they have opposite roles in a racist beating : while Georgi who's recently joined a neonazi group participates in the violence, Itzo witnesses and rescues the Turkish family. Georgi, now being asked to participate in larger events, starts to ...

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ANDER – ROBERT CASTON 2009

ART CINEMA AWARD - BERLIN 2009 Panorama Synopsis: The farmer Ander lives a monotonous and peaceful existence in a remote area. To help him with his daily tasks, he hires a Peruvian immigrant worker José. The two men develop a strong friendship and experience their first sexual intercourse together. The Jury's Verdict: «The jury was impressed by the powerful narrative, simple and subtle, as well as the unive ...

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KAWASAKI’S ROSE – Jan Hřebejk 2009

ART CINEMA AWARD, BERLINALE // PANORAMA – 10-21/02/2010 Synopsis: A psychoanalyst and former dissident is getting an award for his civil rights engagement. But, did he always act correctly? [toggle title="The verdict of the Jury "]Only revealing personal failures allows a collective discussion about right and wrong. Visually strong, intelligent and entertaining, Jan Hřebejk’s movie confronts the audience wi ...

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NOTHING PERSONAL – Urszula Antoniak 2009

ART CINEMA AWARD - LOCARNO 2010 Synopsis: Alone in her empty flat, from her window Anne observes the people passing by who nervously snatch up the personal belongings and pieces of furniture she has put out on the pavement. Her final gesture of taking a ring off her finger signals she is leaving her previous life in Holland behind. She goes to Ireland, where she chooses to lead a solitary, wandering existen ...

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ALL THAT I LOVE (Wszystko, co kocham) – Jacek Borcuch 2009

RT CINEMA AWARD - 26th Festroia International Film Festival 2010 Synopsis: : Poland 1981: Behind the iron curtain, Janek, the teenage son of a navy captain, forms ATIL (All That I Love), a punk-rock band whose songs express a frustration with socialism and a desire for freedom, echoing the sentiments of the rising Solidarity movement. At the same time, Janek finds love with Basia, a young woman whose father ...

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PERPETUM MOBILE – NICOLAS PEREDA 2009

CICAE ART CINEMA AWARD - Cinéma en Construction Toulouse 2009 Synopsis : Gabino lives with his mother Teresa who adores his older brother Miguel who never visits them. The grandmother dies alone in her apartment and the boys will only find out about her death two weeks later... The jury's verdict : Emilia Skiba (PL), Jury member "Perpetuum Mobile offers a new and refreshing glance at family desintegration w ...

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THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD – RADU JUDE 2009

CICAE ART CINEMA AWARD - BERLINALE 2009 Forum Synopsis : This sweet, simple fascinating story highlights the daily life of a Romanian family that  leaves the countryside to visit Bucarest for the day. This subtle comedy smartly unveils the economic and social contradictions Romania experiences. The jury's verdict: The film depicts a world where driving a car does not get you really far, drink orange juice d ...

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WITH THE GIRL OF BLACK SOIL – JEON SOO-IL 2009

ART CINEMA AWARD // Ciné Junior 2009  The Jury's Verdict: We chose to give an award to this film for its aesthetic qualities, its powerful staging and sincere acting (the young girl and her brother). We also wanted to celebrate the story of a hero in a daily family drama. She epitomizes the hope in a collapsing world made for adults (the jobless father is alcoholic and distanciates himself from his responsi ...

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