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Our “Best Foreign Language Film Award”, as selected at the Palm Springs Film Festival: Beanpole by Kantemir Balagov. He turned Svetlana Aleksievich’s terrible prose into a drama of rare beauty about a woman emasculated by war, involuntarily cling to the last and most important thing – her ability to give life. The  plot boils down not so much to the story of two front-line friends in post-war Leningrad, but to the use of color as a dramatic tool that allows the author to show the women’s inner world. More

The European Discovery Award 2019 – Prix FIPRESCI has been presented at the 32nd European Film Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 7 December, in Berlin to Les Misérables by Ladj Ly (France).

Rio de Janeiro. A training program for young critics took place at FestRio, the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival. The participants came from Portuguese speaking countries. See their texts in English translations. More

Latest Critics Prizes
at International Festivals

Torino: Noura’s Dream by Hinde Boujemaa More
Leipzig: Exemplary Behavior by Audrius Mickevicius and Nerijus Milerius More
Warsaw: Cat in the Wall by Vesela Kazakova and Mina Mileva More
Indianapolis: Standing Up, Falling Down by Matt Ratner More
Montreal (New Cinema): Song Without A Name by Melina Leon More
Chemnitz: Phantom Owl Forest More
Busan: Running to the Sky by Mirlan Abdykalykov More
Drama: Brotherhood by Meryam Joobeur More
ElGouna: 1982 by Oualid Mouaness More
St. Petersburg: Midnight Traveler by Hassan Fazili

At the 67th San Sebastian International Film Festival the Critics Prize went to the Spanish film The Endless Trench by Aitor Arregi, Jon Garano and Jose Mari Goenaga. More

Nelson Hoineff, the Brazilian film critic and documentary filmmaker, passed away, 71 years old. He had founded the “Association of Film Critics of Rio de Janeiro” in 1984, and he served in several FIPRESCI juries. More