33rd Panorama of European Cinema - The Awards

33rd Panorama of European Cinema - International Competition Section

Here are the Awards of this year's 33rd edition:

INTERNATIONAL PANORAMA JURY

 

The International Panorama Jury comprised of:

Elia Suleiman, Director

Valeria Golino, Actress, Director

Alberto La Monica, Director of the Lecce European Film Festival

 

Presents

Τhe Award for Best Film

The Domain (A Herdade)

By Tiago Guedes - Portugal, France

 

Reasoning:

A beautifully filmed sociopolitical drama intensely engaging the emotion while maintaining a perfect balance between the epic and the intimate.

 

The Award for Second Best Film

Senior Citizen (Πολίτης τρίτης ηλικίας)

Marinos Kartikkis - Cyprus

 

Reasoning:

Blurring the boundaries between reality and fiction, with a ‘less is more’ minimalist approach and structured with repetitions, reminiscent of musical refrains, Senior Citizen delivers a cinematic tender poem that deals with the human condition.


GREEK PANORAMA JURY

 

The Greek Panorama Jury comprised of:

Yannis Fagras, Director

Penny Panayotopoulou, Director

Vasilis Mazomenos, Director

 

Presents

The Award for Best Greek Film

accompanied by a 1000-euro cash prize - offered by the Greek Film Centre

Digger

Georgis Grigorakis - Greece, France


Reasoning:

For the masterful direction and effective filming of its theme.

 

Special Mention to the film:

Daniel '16 (Ντάνιελ '16)

Dimitris Koutsiabasakos – Greece


Reasoning:

For the economy of expressive means with which he handles dramatically difficult scenes.

 


INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FILM CRITICS JURY (FIPRESCI)

 

The International Federation of Film Critics Jury (FIPRESCI) comprised of:

Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi (Italy)

Sharon Hurst (Australia)

Yannis Raouzeos (Greece)

 

“Our decision came out of a long and productive discussion, as we had a hard time choosing between the very interesting films in the International Competition program. Before we announce our winner we would like to praise three films, for the way they tackle certain themes. "Yellow Cat,” "Digger" and "The Last Ones” impressed us for their cinematography, use of landscapes, character development, and contemplation of what constitutes memory, experience and the political and social body of modern cinema.”

Presents

The FIPRESCI AWARD – Theodoros Angelopoulos

Who Will be Eaten (Ποιος, ποιος θα φαγωθεί)

Elpiniki Voutsa-Rentzepopoulou – Greece

 

Reasoning:

It takes a fresh approach to a multilayered subject matter. The filmmaker skillfully blends Greek and Biblical mythology with anthropology and sociology to dissect, with compassionate acumen, today’s financial and humanitarian crisis. The cinematography, the directorial choices and the arrestingly beautiful soundtrack enhance, with  captivating flair, a narrative about the discrepancies behind multiculturalism.


ATHINORAMA MAGAZINE READERS' JURY

The Athinorama Magazine Readers' Jury comprised of:

Christos Vougesis

Kostas Diakakis

Nikos Plitas

Yorgos Spiratos


Presents

The Athinorama Magazine Reader's Award

Digger

Georgis Grigorakis - Greece, France

 

Reasoning:

A typical example of a Greek art film. With its somehow repetitive thematic patterns and its wild and raw realism, it skilfully avoids the standard narrative tricks or melodramatic pitfalls. It depicts a current, environmental issue without taking a clear position on the topic. With a tight editing, a straightforward story, characters that are true, and two outstanding performances by two great actors, the definition of what we call "down to earth". The music and the cinematography complement an image, almost perfect, an image we seek from other Greek productions as well.

 

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