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DAILY NEWS: Stockholm Winners and EFA Doc Winner

DAILY NEWS: Stockholm Winners and EFA Doc Winner

DAILY NEWS: Stockholm Winners and EFA Doc Winner

by Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE

>> “Irreversible” Wins Top Award in Stockholm

(indieWIRE: 12.02.02) — The 13th Stockholm International Film Festival
concluded last week in Sweden, awarding its prize for best film to
Gaspar Noe‘s “Irreversible.” The award for best screenplay was given to
Dephine Gleize for “Carnages,” while the directorial debut prize went
to Ramon Salazar for “Piedras.” The cinematography award went to Alwin H. Kuchler for “Movern Callar.” Acting awards went to James Nesbitt for “Bloody Sunday” and Victoria Pena for “Piedras.”

The film critics award went to Alex Smith and Andrew Smith‘s “The Slaughter Rule,” the audience award was presented to Carlos Reygadas‘ “Japon” and Made in Stockholm prize went to Adam Valkare for “Return of the Monster.” The award for best short film went to Fernando Meirellesand Katia Lund for “Golden Gate.” The pair are known as the makers of the upcoming film, “City of God.” [Eugene Hernandez]

>> Voila! French Doc “Etre et Avoir” to Receive European Documentary Award

(indieWIRE: 12.02.02) — French doc “Etre Et Avoir” (To Be and To Have) by
Nicolas Philibert will be presented with the European Documentary Award 2002 in Rome during the 15th European Film Awards ceremony at the Teatro dell Opera on December 15th. The film, one of the most successful Gaul documentaries, has attracted over 1.3 million moviegoers in France and follows the story of a one-classroom school in the country’s Auvergne region. A single teacher has
taught students of the school, from kindergarten through the end of the
elementary level, for the past twenty years. Philibert’s film details the
care the teacher has for his pupils.

According to a European Academy release, jurors chose the film because the
director “delivers his message in a traditional manner, using classical
cinematic methods [and] avoids making the mistakes which sometimes occur in
documentary films of this kind.” The European Film Academy and cultural channel
ARTE announced the selection of “Etre Et Avoir” at a screening of the film at
Cinema Paris in Berlin. [Brian Brooks]

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