AWARDS OF THE XVI EDITION OF THE EUROPEAN CINEMA FESTIVAL

 

Golden Olive Tree 2015
Song of my mother (Turkey, France, Germany) by Erol Mintaş

Song of my mother” won the Golden Olive Tree as the story unfolds with clarity and apparent simplicity. Through a comparison between an elderly mother dreaming of going back to her home village and her urbanised son,  the film succeeds in portraying, with great sensitivity,  social and existential conflicts of a country that is undergoing unstoppable changes amidst contradictions.

Best Screenplay 
My skinny sister (Sweden) by Sanna Lenken

Best Photography 
Superworld (Austria) by Karl Markovics

Special Jury Award
Correction class(Russia) by Ivan I. Tverdovsky 
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Mario Verdone award  

Più buio di Mezzanotte by Sebastiano Riso

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Emidio Greco Award

For the sensitive, attentive story, never shallow or banal, about a complex life phase such as  the transition to adolescence; for  the confident  and free performance of its very young actors; for theconscious and harmonious  use of shooting tools and for its different and evocative film language, already partly mature, the short film La Baraccaby Alessandro De Leo and Federico di Corato is awarded the third edition Emidio Greco Award, hoping to see soon other film works like this.

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Special Fipresci Award

My skinny sister  (Sweden) by Sanna Lenken 

Best European Actor Award SNGCI

Ghita Nørby main actress of the film  Key House Mirror (Denmark)

Cineuropa Award 

Correction Class (Russia) by Ivan I. Tverdovsky

Special Audience Award 

My skinny sister  (Sweden) by Sanna Lenken

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Destination de Dieu by Andrea Gadaleta Caldarola won Puglia Show : the film deals with a topical issue that has occupied the foreground  of public debate for years but that remains unresolved, through its piercing look that troubles consciences. 

Special mention to Cala Paura by Gianluca Marinelli for its originality and visual quality, its experimental ambition and expressive force  within a dialogue between mankind and nature.

 

 

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