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Thessaloniki Int’l Fest Hands Golden Alexander to “Twilight Portrait”

Thessaloniki Int'l Fest Hands Golden Alexander to "Twilight Portrait"

This weekend in Greece, the 52nd Thessaloniki Film Festival announced its award winners.  The jury, which was headed by MoMA film curator Laurence Kardish,awarded the Golden Alexander for Best Feature Film to Russian director Angelina Nikonova’s “Twilight Portrait (Portret V Sumer Kakh).” The film follows a young woman as she becomes a twilight version of her former self after being raped by a group of police.

A full list of award winners:

Best Feature Film Award (Golden Alexander; 20,000 Euros):

“Twilight Portrait (Portret V Sumer Kakh),” Angelina Nikonova (Russia)

Special Jury Award (Silver Alexander; 10,000 Euros):

“Eighty Letters (Osmdesat Dopisu),” Vaclav Kadrnka (Czech Republic)

Special Jury Award for Originality and Innovation (Bronze Alexander; 5,000 Euros):

“Porfirio,” Alejandro Landes (Colombia/Spain/Uruguay/Argentina/France)

Best Director Award:

Mark Jackson, “Without” (USA)

Best Screenplay Award:

John McIlduff, “Behold the Lamb” (UK)

Best Actress Award:

Stefania Goulioti, “J.A.C.E.” (Greece/Portugual/Turkey/FYROM/The Netherlands)

Best Actor Award:

Wotan Wilke Moehring, “Der Brand (The Fire),” (Germany)

Artistic Achievement Award:

Ronit Elkabetz, Michael Moshonov, Yoav Ratman (the cast of Guy Nativ’s “Mabul (The Flood)” (Israel/Canada/Germany/France))

FIPRESCI Awards:

International:

“Eighty Letters (Osmdesat Dopisu),” Vaclav Kadrnka (Czech Republic)

Greek:

“The City of Children (I Poli Ton Pedion),” Yorgos Gikapeppas

Human Values Award (7,500 Euros):

“Romeo Eleven (Romeo Onze),” Ivan Grbovic (Canada)

Fischer Audience Awards:

International (3,000 Euros):

“The Flood (Mabul),” Guy Nattiv (Israel/Canada/Germany/France)

Greek (3,000 Euros):

“Super Demetrios,” Georgios Papaioannou

Balkan Survey (3,000 Euros):

“The Enemy (Neprijatelj),” Dejan Zecevic (Serbia/Bosnia & Herzegovina/Croatia/Hungary)

Open Horizons (3,000 Euros):

“Tyrannosaur,” Paddy Considine

The Greek Film Critics Association Awards:

International:

“Twilight Portrait (Portret V Sumer Kakh),” Angelina Nikonova (Russia)

Greek:

“The City of Children (I Poli Ton Pedion),” Yorgos Gikapeppas

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