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iW NEWS | "Hunger" Leads Chicago Fest Winners

By Indiewire | Indiewire October 27, 2008 at 3:48AM

The 44th Chicago International Film Festival announced the winners of this year's competition, with Steve McQueen's "Hunger" winning the Gold Hugo for Best Film. "For its' outstanding visual and dramatic strength, telling an uncompromisingly disturbing story of the courage to fight for one's belief," the jury said in regard to "Hunger." Other winners included Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Tokyo Sonata," which won the Silver Hugo Grand Jury Prize, Henrik Ruben Genz won the Silver Hugo for Direction for "Terribly Happy," "Hunger"'s Michael Fassbender and "Heaven on Earth"'s Preity Zinta won the acting awards, and Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni Di Gregorio, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso, and Roberto Saviano shared the screenplay award for "Gomorrah." For a full list of winners, visit the festival's website. [Peter Knegt]
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The 44th Chicago International Film Festival announced the winners of this year's competition, with Steve McQueen's "Hunger" winning the Gold Hugo for Best Film. "For its' outstanding visual and dramatic strength, telling an uncompromisingly disturbing story of the courage to fight for one's belief," the jury said in regard to "Hunger." Other winners included Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Tokyo Sonata," which won the Silver Hugo Grand Jury Prize, Henrik Ruben Genz won the Silver Hugo for Direction for "Terribly Happy," "Hunger"'s Michael Fassbender and "Heaven on Earth"'s Preity Zinta won the acting awards, and Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni Di Gregorio, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso, and Roberto Saviano shared the screenplay award for "Gomorrah." For a full list of winners, visit the festival's website. [Peter Knegt]