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"Mosquito Net" Tops Karlovy Vary Fest

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire July 13, 2010 at 10:49AM

Agustí Vila's "The Mosquito Net" topped the juried prizes of the 45th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which concluded this weekend in the Czech mountain town. Starring Geraldine Chaplin as a woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the Spanish film won the fest's Grand Prix, the Crystal Globe, which comes with a $30,000 USD prize shared between director Vila and producer Luis Minarro. The film additionally won the Don Quijote Prize, given by the International Federation of Film Societies.
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Agustí Vila's "The Mosquito Net" topped the juried prizes of the 45th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which concluded this weekend in the Czech mountain town. Starring Geraldine Chaplin as a woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the Spanish film won the fest's Grand Prix, the Crystal Globe, which comes with a $30,000 USD prize shared between director Vila and producer Luis Minarro. The film additionally won the Don Quijote Prize, given by the International Federation of Film Societies.

Other major winners at the fest included Czech director Jan Sverak's "Kooky," which won the runner-up award and a $20,000 USD cash prize; "Just Between Us" director Rajko Grli, who won best director; Anais Demoustier, who won best actress for her role in Oliver Coussemacq's "Sweet Evil"; and Mateusz Kosciukiewicz and Filip Garbacz, who shared the best actor award for their work in Pawel Sala's "Mother Teresa of Cats."

A complete list of winners is below.

Grand Prix - Crystal Globe (30 000 USD):
"The Mosquito Net" / "La mosquitera"
Director: Agusti Vila Spain, 2010 The financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film.

Special Jury Prize (20 000 USD)
"Kooky" / "Kuky se vraci"
Director: Jan Sverak Czech Republic, Denmark, 2010 The financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film.

Best Director Award
Rajko Grli for the film "Just Between Us" / "Neka ostane medju nama"
Director: Rajko Grli Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, 2010

Best Actress Award
Anais Demoustier for her role in the film "Sweet Evil" / "L'enfance du mal"
Director: Olivier Coussemacq France, 2009

Best Actor Award
Mateusz Kosciukiewicz and Filip Garbacz for their roles in the film "Mother Teresa of Cats" / "Matka Teresa od kotow"
Director: Pawel Sala Poland, 2010

Special Jury Mention
"Another Sky"
Director: Dmitri Mamulia Russia, 2010

"There Are Things You Don't Know" / "Chiz-haie hast keh nemidani"
Director: Fardin Saheb Zamani Iran, 2010

Best Documentary Film over 30 minutes long (5 000 USD)
"Familia" / "Familia"
Director: Mikael Wistroem, Alberto Herskovits Svedsko, 2010

Best Documentary Film under 30 minutes long (5 000 USD)
"The River" / "Upe"
Director: Julija Gruodiene, Rimantas Gruodis Lithuania, 2009

Special Jury Mention
"Tinar" / "Tinar"
Director: Mahdi Moniri Iran, 2009

East of the West Award (10 000 USD)
"Aurora"
Director: Cristi Puiu Romania, France, Switzerland, Germany, 2010

Special Jury Mention
"The Temptation of St Tony" / "Pueha Tonu kiusamine"
Director: Veiko Ounpuu Estonia, Sweden, Finland, 2009

Award for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema
Nikita Michalkov, Russia
Juraj Herz, Czech Republic

Festival President's Award
Jude Law, United Kingdom

Audience Award
"Oldboys"
Director: Nikolaj Steen Denmark, 2009

Award of International Film Critics (Fipresci)
"Hitler in Hollywood" / "Hitler a Hollywood"
Director: Frederic Sojcher Belgium, France, Italy, 2010

Europa Cinemas Label Award
"Just Between Us" / "Neka ostane medju nama"
Director: Rajko Grli Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, 2010

Independent Camera
"Four Lions"
Director: Christopher Morris United Kingdom, 2010

The Ecumenical Jury Award
"Another Sky"
Director: Dmitri Mamulia Russia, 2010

The Don Quijote Prize (FICC - International Federation of Film Societies)
"The Mosquito Net" / "La Mosquitera"
Director: Agusti Vila Spain, 2010

Netpac Award
"Son of Babylon"
Director: Mohamed Al-Daradji Iraq, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Palestine, UAE, Egypt, 2009

Orion Director:
Zamani Esmati Iran, 2010

This article is related to: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Aurora






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