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Macondo by Sudabeh Mortezai wins the CICAE Art Cinema Award at 20th Sarajevo Film Festival

Macondo by Sudabeh Mortezai wins the CICAE Art Cinema Award at 20th Sarajevo Film Festival

The CICAE is glad to announce that the CICAE Art Cinema Award for the best film in competition at the 20th Sarajevo Film Festival went to Macondo by Sudabeh Mortezai. The 20th edition of the festival took place between 15 and 23 August 2014 in the Bosnian capital. 

Synopsis

Tucked in between the airport, motorway and the banks of the Danube in the Viennese district of Simmering, an entire world of its own has emerged behind walls of corrugated iron and barracks: Macondo, a settlement of refugees where about 3,000 asylum-seekers from 22 different countries are housed. One of them is eleven-year-old Ramasan who has come here from Chechnya with his mother and two younger sisters. His father was killed in the conflict with the Russians, at least that’s what he’s been told. Ramasan tries his best to take his father’s place – for instance by looking after his sisters or tucking his mother’s stray hair back underneath her headscarf. But then a brooding man named Isa, a friend of Ramasan’s father from the old days, suddenly arrives in Macondo and Ramasan’s life is thrown into disarray. (Cineuropa)

Jury’s statement

“The CICAE Jury decided with one voice to award the film Macondo, a movie that is dealing with the very actual problematic of integration with a lot of rightness and with a very balanced point of view. An honest way to portray a child who is confronted to adult issues. This is a movie whose qualities and sensibility can reach a broad audience”.

The CICAE jury was composed of: 

Erika BORSOS, Budapest Film Zrt., Hungary

Olivier GICART, Festival International du Film d’Amour de Mons, Belgium

Christian BRASCHI, Cinéma Le Royal, France

Credits and contacts: 

Country: Austria

Production’s year: 2014

Genre: Fiction

Cast: Ramasan Minkailov, Kheda Gazieva, Aslan Elbiev

Producer: Olivier Neumann, Sabine Moser

Production: Freibeuter Film

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Trailer: http://www.macondo-film.com/trailer.html

Distribution:

FRANCE Memento Films Distribution
POLAND Vivarto
TAIWAN Maison Motion, INC. 
TURKEY Filmarti Film
UNITED KINGDOM New Wave Films

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