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In his film Invisible Life Brazilian filmmaker Karim Ainouz portrays a family in Rio de Janeiro of the 50s. At the Valladolid IFF the film won the FIPRESCI Prize, “for its well-constructed & dramatized narrative and character development in the best tradition of great storytellers of the history of cinema.” Jury: Janet Baris (Turkey), Christos Skyllakos (Greece), and Joaquin Vallet Rodrigo (Spain). More

European Discovery 2019 – Prix FIPRESCI
Six European first feature films have been nominated for the European Discovery 2019 – Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a director for a first full-length feature film. 
Nominated are:
Aniara (Sweden, Denmark), Atlantics (France, Senegal, Belgium), Blind Spot (Norway, Denmark), Irina (Bulgaria), Les Misérables (France), Ray & Liz (UK).
The European Discovery 2019 – Prix FIPRESCI will be presented at the 32nd European Film Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 7 December, in Berlin. More

Warsaw. A training program for young critics took place at the Warsaw International Film Festival. See the texts of the new critics More

Latest Critics Prizes
at International Festivals

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
Miskolc: The Lighthouse by Robert Eggers

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. The film “starts as a very intense war thriller,” writes Maria Ulfsak-Seripova in her review, “but ends as a tender, historical love-story with even a hint of melodrama… But it includes a lot more – the horrors of war, passion, fear, hopelessness, solitude, pain, revenge, acceptance, but above all, love.” More