Venice 2021 Special Orizzonti Jury Prize to EL GRAN MOVIMIENTO by Kiro Russo
Venice world premiere on September 6, 2021 – Orizzonti
Bolivian director Kiro Russo wins the Special Orizzonti Jury Price at the 2021 Venice Film Festival with ‘El gran movimiento,’ his second feature, shot in La Paz, in which he succeeds in creating a striking level of chemistry between profound documentary realism and mesmerising fiction.
Cannes 2021 Special Jury Prize to MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, starring Tilda Swinton in the lead role
Cannes world premiere on July 15, 2021 – International competition
Eleven years after winning the Palme d’or for ‘Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives’, the Thai director wins the Special Jury Prize at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival with ‘Memoria’, a sensitive feature film about memory and solitude in which, for the first time, he has left his native land, where he had set all of his previous films.
Cannes 2021 Un Certain Regard Special Mention for PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN by Tatiana Huezo
Cannes world premiere on July 15, 2021 – Un Certain Regard
Mexican director Tatiana Huezo wins the Special Mention of the Jury in Un certain regard section at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival with ‘Prayers for the Stolen,’ a delicate portrait of a childhood friendship, ephemeral but profoundly intense and hopeful, contrasted by the sordid cruelty of the reality that surrounds them.
Berlinale’s Golden Bear goes to ‘Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn’
Radu Jude’s “Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc” wins the Golden Bear at the 2021 Berlin Film Festival
Berlinale 2020 – world premiere for Malmkrog, by Cristi Puiu
Cristi Puiu’s “Malmkrog,” wins the best director award at the Berlin Film Festival’s new competitive strand, Encounters. The 200-minute drama is based on a text by the Russian philosopher Vladimir Solovyov.