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iW NEWS | “Ben X” and “A Secret” Share top Montreal Prizes

iW NEWS | "Ben X" and "A Secret" Share top Montreal Prizes

Dutch director Nic Balthazar’s “Ben X” shared the Grand prix of the Americas prize with French director Claude Miller’s “A Secret” at the recent Montreal World Film Festival. Also taking prizes were Swiss production “1 Day” (1 Journee) which received Best Director for Jacob Berger and Israeli Ayelet Menahemi’s “Noodle, which received the special grand prix of the jury. Andrea Sawaktzki took best actress for her role in “The Other Boy” by Volker Einrauch. Best actor went to Filipe Duarte and Tomas Almeida for their roles in “The Other Side” by Luis Filipe Rocha. Laif Lahlou took best screenplay for “Samira’s Garden.” For more information and other awards, visit the festival’s website. [Brian Brooks]

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