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The film "Ray and Leeds" is the 59th Thessaloniki International Film Festival – Culture


Athens, November 11th. / Cor. TASS glass Malinov. Richard Billingham's British film "Ray and Liz" won the 59th Thessaloniki International Film Festival ("Golden Alexander"). This was announced at the closing of the 10-day movie forum held on Sunday.

As the organizer told TASS, the "Golden Alexander" prize, presented by a prestigious international jury, is accompanied by a prize of € 8,000.

Previously known in the field of photography, Billingham's hero in the debut film is the director's parents, and he appears in the face of the boy watching the physical and moral decay of his ancestors every day. The three episodes of the film tell about the early life of a director in an apartment outside of Birmingham in an era of austerity policy that distinguishes Margaret Thatcher's rules.

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Second major prize – "Silver Alexander" was awarded to Eva Trobisch's German film "Everything is OK". Eva Trobisch focuses on the stories of women who have been raped by relatives of their new bosses and who have tried to survive in silence.

The "Bronze Alexander" prize for best director was presented at the movie "Manta Ray" directed by Puttipong Arunpeng. Ironically, a fisherman who took his home and workplace talked about the relief of a wounded man, and a film that accidentally influenced the subject of human hospitality (Thai, French, Chinese co-productions) I received a prize for the most brilliant artistic experience, along with a special prize for "human worth" presented by the "Julian Television" ("Parliament TV") channel.

The award for best male role was awarded to Swedish Jacob Södergren, who played Gustav Muller in the Danish thriller "Guilty". Cedergren was impressed by the police officer who was looking for a way to save a woman who was kidnapped by an anonymous phone call to a jury. At the same time, the award for the best female role was given to Marissa Triandafillida, who acted as a 37-year-old Greek housewife, Panayotu, in the film "Her Work", co-created by Aenn Schwartz (photograph all "good") and the director of cinematography in Greece, France and Serbia Has been equally shared by.

Special prize

International judges special mention of the delicate musician Janice in the example of adventure, the story of the complex of Cyprus problems, the acute social film Sao Paulo's coastal city has fallen into a difficult situation in the "Socrates" Brazilian Alex Morati for teenagers as well as comedy Cyprus director Mario Piperidisa went to rescue the dogs conferred by the smuggled Hendricks and suddenly crossed the buffer zone and fled to northern Turkey under the control of northern Cyprus.

In the "Virtual Reality Movie" competition where audiences watched as special VR glasses, they won the French-American film "Fighting Scar", which received a prize of 3,000 euros at the Greek Film Center.

The International Film Press / FIPRESCI Prize / Award presented by the international division of the French-Qatar film "Sofia", which talks about the 20-year-old girl Sofia, who lives in the economic capital of Casablanca, Morocco and challenges the tradition of patriarchal society. In the "Greek film" section, the FIPRESCI award went to the Greek-Cypriot tape "Pause" directed by Tony Misiali about a Greek woman named Elpida. He lost his love from marriage under the name Elpida. Pause was awarded on Greek TV and ERT.

The Greek Film Critics Association costume was presented by Angelos Frantzis in the movie "Immobile River". This tape (co-produced by Greece, France and Latvia) tells about the family trials of a young Greek couple working in an industrial city in Siberia.

The Audience Award in the "International Competition" section appeared in the "Asylum II: Ice Road" section of the film "Guilty" – Turkish film "Butterflies" section of Gustav Muller's "Greek film" section. In the "Open Horizons" column, Alvaro Brechner directed a three-year prison sentence against three insurgents imprisoned during Uruguay's military dictatorship in the Spanish-Argentinian-French film "Twelve Night" I expressed sympathy.

A movie program that shows more than 250 movies

253 films considered to be the largest at the 59th International Film Festival (Greece and Balkans) held from November 1 to November 11 were exhibited including Russian films. 15 films produced in Germany, USA, Greece, France, Serbia, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Turkey, Thailand, China, Switzerland, UK, Cyprus, Brazil, Qatar, South Africa, Included in the competition program.

Russia was screened at the film festival entitled "Open Horizons" by Ivan Tverdovsky in the July "Karlovy Vary" film "Quirks", which was awarded a jury award. In the same section Kirill Serebrennikov's music movie "Summer" was shown about the underground rock culture of young Viktor Tsoi and Leningrad in the early 1980s. The film "Crystal" by Darya Zhuk (co-produced by Belarus, Russia, Germany and the United States) was also brought to the audience. The audience won the Golden Duke Grand Prix at the Odessa International Film Festival in July of this year, and is named "Oscar" "Best Foreign Film" in Belarus.

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