Thessaloniki. At the traditional Documentary Film Festival our critics’ jury followed the national and the international competitions. The German-Mexican co-production Luchadoras won in the international section (“… a powerful statement of how some women are dealing with their lives”); in the national section, the choice was Golden Dawn a Public Affair. More
Canadian critic Anne-Christine Loranger talks about challenges in reconstructing the GDR on the screen. See here
Istanbul. Two prizes (international and national sections) have been handed out by the FIPRESCI at the 40th edition of the Istanbul International Film Festival. According to our jury, the winner of the national section, Fractured (Çatlak), shows “the impressive naturalistic study on the conflicts of a patriarchal working class family and the struggle of women in contemporary Turkey”. More
As always at Cannes, FIPRESCI presented three prizes. This year, Israeli writer Ron Fogel chaired the jury. Members: Rolf-Ruediger Hamacher (Germany), Carlo Gentile (Italy), Hugo Emmerzael (The Netherlands), Pamela Jahn (UK), Valérie Ganne (France), Esteve Soler Miralles (Spain), Hamed Soleimanzadeh (Iran), Barbara Lorey de Lacharriere (France). Coordination: Isabelle Danel, France. The critics forming our jury had the pleasure to be at the scene and center of the action, in Cannes (see the photo below). Does the world of festivals recover? More
In the Official Selection – Competition, the jury of the International Federation of Film Critics has awarded «Doraibu mai kâ» / «Drive my car», by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Japan, 179 min, 2021).
In the Official Selection – Un Certain Regard, the FIPRESCI prize went to «Un Monde» / «Playground», by Laura Wandel (Belgium, 73 min, 2020).
Third FIRPESCI prize was meant to a first feature in the parallel sections (this time, Critic’s Week). The International Federation of Film Critics has chosen «Feathers», by Omar El Zohairy (France, Egypt, Netherlands, Greece; 112 min, 2021). More