Romanian movie ‘Metronome’ wins first place in Retueyos division
Austrian director Ulrich Seidl’s film “Rimini”, a dark and abrasive comedy about the relationship between two brothers and their father, won the Best Feature Film Award at the 60th Gijón International Film Festival this Saturday. The official Albar section dedicated to internationally renowned filmmakers.
Linked to Seidl’s latest work on pedophilia, “Sparta,” the film chronicles the life of Richie Bravo, played by Michael Tomas, and his relationship with his older brother and father, who were accepted into a home. The echoes of Nazism still resound.
The jury for the Albar section also awarded Werner Herzog’s “Katia and Maurice Kraft for A Lamentation” with a Special Prize, considering that “its imagery transcends the era, the individual settings, and even the film containing them”.
Herzoz’s film tells the story of a pair of volcanologists in an air of romance that can be seen in an atmosphere of toxic fog, fire and lava.
In the official Retueyos section, for filmmakers with less than three films, the jury awarded the Best Feature Film award to Alexandru Belc’s Franco-Romanian co-production “Metronome”.
Awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival, Belc delves into the operations of the Romanian secret police during the Nicolae Ceausescu regime through the eyes of a young Ana, played by Maga Bugarín.
Marc Marón and Andrea Riseborough won Best Actor and Best Actress awards for their roles in director Michael Morris’ “To Leslie,” a story of social marginalization and personal failure.
Winner of the Fipresci Critics Award in its latest edition, Sofía Jallinsky and Basovih Marinaro’s Argentine comedy “Estertor” in which a group of people have to deal with a former killer of the dictatorship in a vegetative state. Festival de Gijón received the Distribution Award this year.
The Fipresci Jury awarded the Best Feature Film Award to Teo Montoya’s “Anhell69”, a Colombian, Romanian, French and German co-production, which participated in the official Tierres en Trance section dedicated to Ibero-American cinema.
Director Claudia Sainte-Luxe won the Action Association Best Director Award for “El reino de Dios” (Mexico 2022), which won five awards at the Guadalajara Festival. It is also the first congregation to win the Best Feature Film Award directed by a woman.
The Young Jury awarded the Best Feature Film Award in the Retueyos section to Damian Kocur’s “Bread and Salt” (Poland 2022), which tells the story of a pianist’s return to his hometown for a vacation and encountering an unexpected conflict.
The Spanish Film Jury awarded the Best Spanish Feature Film and Director for César Souto’s “A Foreign Song” and the Best Screenplay Award for Tito Montero’s “Hilos”.
German film “Bigman” from Camiel Schouwenaar, which tells the story of a paraplegic teenager who dreams of continuing to play football, won the Best Feature Film Award in the Enfants Terribles section devoted to children’s and youth films. .
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