Kazakhstan film left without awards at Venice Film Festival 26 сентября 2013, 15:35
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Kazakhstan director Serik Aprymov. Personal archive photo
Bauyr (Little Brother) movie by Kazakhstan director Serik Aprymov that entered the Orizzonti (Horizons) section of the 70th Venice Film Festival gained no awards, Tengrinews reports citing the festival's official website.
Eastern Boys by French director Robin Campillo was awarded with the Prize for the Best Film, the main prize of the Orizzonti section. The film is about a young men who came to Paris from Russia, Ukraine and Moldavia in search of a better life. The Prize for the Best Director went to Uberto Pasolini, director of the Italian-British coproduction film Still Life.
Orizzonti section is dedicated to movies that represent new trends in the international cinematography, special attention paid to debut works.
The 70th annual Venice Film Festival took place in Venice, Italy from 28 August to 7 September 2013. 20 films entered the main competition list of the festival.
Here are some names from the participants’ list:
- animated film Kaze Tachinu by Hayao Miyazaki (Japan),
- thriller The Zero Theorem by Terry Gilliam (UK and USA),
- social drama Child of God by James Franco (USA),
- Tom at the Farm by Xavier Dolan (Canada and France),
- Tracks by John Curran (UK and Australia),
- Philomena by Stephen Frears (UK),
- Under the Skin by Jonathan Glazer (UK and USA), and
- Night Moves by Kelly Reichardt (USA).
Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci was the Chairman of the Jury. Italian actress Eva Riccobono hosted the opening and closing nights of the festival.
The Golden Lion was awarded to the Italian documentary film Sacro GRA. It was the first documentary film to win the award at the Venice Festival.