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“Chino” Takes Top Prizes at Rome Film Festival

“Chino” Takes Top Prizes at Rome Film Festival

Sebastián Borensztein “Un Cuento Chino” took top prizes at the International Rome Film Festival over the weekend, winning the international jury award for best film as well as the Audience nod for best feature at the festival.

Ashley Sabin and David Redmon’s “Girl Model,” meanwhile, took Rome’s Marc’Aurelio Award for best documentary.

The list of 2011 International Rome Film Festival prizes (with information provided by the festival):

International Jury Award:

The Marc’Aurelio Jury Award for Best Film: “Un cuento chino” by Sebastián Borensztein


The Marc’Aurelio Jury Award for Best actress: Noomi Rapace for “Babycall
”

The Marc’Aurelio Jury Award for Best actor: Guillaume Canet for “Une vie meilleure”


The Grand Marc’Aurelio Jury Award: “Voyez comme ils dansent” by Claude Miller


The Special Marc’Aurelio Jury Award: “The Eye of the Storm” by Fred Schepisi


The Marc’Aurelio Jury Award for the best original score: Ralf Wengenmayr for “Hotel Lux”

Audience Award for Best Film: “Un cuento chino” by Sebastián Borensztein

The Marc’Aurelio Award for best documentary in the Extra Section: “Girl Model” by David Redmon and Ashley Sabin


Marc’Aurelio Alice nella città “Under 13 Award:” “En el nombre de la hija” by Tania Hermida P.

Marc’Aurelio Alice nella città “Over 13 Award:” “Noordzee Texas” by Bavo Defurne

The Marc’Aurelio Emerging Talent Award ex aequo: “Circumstance” by Maryam Keshavarz &  “La Brindille” by Emmanuelle Millet


The Marc’Aurelio Acting Award: Richard Gere

IRFF statement: “The Hollywood star who has fought so many humanitarian battles and has played the lead in many popular films such as American Gigolò, An Officer and a Gentleman, Pretty Woman as well as performing for great film directors including Robert Altman, Akira Kurosawa, Sydney Lumet, Francis Ford Coppola, Todd Haynes and Terrence Malick.”

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