Wednesday , January 20 2021

"Burning" won the top prize in Film from the South



Photo: Burning

Tonight, the winners of the four Film from South awards were announced at a closing ceremony at Vega Scene in Oslo.

It has become a major criticism of the Cannes Film Festival as the main jury prize Silver Mirror most appreciated among the twelve films in the main competition:

Burning is directed by one of the brilliant filmmakers from South Korea, Lee Chang-dong, as a Norwegian public has already become familiar poetry who went to the Norwegian theaters in 2011. He drew on a novel by Haruki Murakami, from the new collection The elephant disappears. The result is a mix of thriller and mystery drama that was celebrated all over the world. The film of the Southern Jury, composed of Mars Stapnes, Khalid Maimouni and Kalle Løchen, justified the prize as follows:

"The film that gets the jury's favor is a well-grounded and well-directed story […] A Silent Story […] where the answers never become flat, and the story is never overtrained. This film shows the power of a good film history. "

New voices: The Festival's latest competition program New Votes It consisted of 11 films by first and second time directors. This year's new voter-winner is the movie Ayka by Sergej Dvortsevoj of Kazakhstan. The jury consisted of film critics Britt Sørensen, Kristin Aalen and Jon Iversen. They put, among other things, manuscript and photo in their logic: "The script still surprises with unpredictable and effective turns." The camera work has documentary qualities that bring us physically very close to the protagonist.

DOC: SOUTH: The DOC: SØR winner this year is the Franco-Congolese film makala scored by Emmanuel Gras. The jury was formed by Brynjar Bjerkem, Helene Eggen and Verona Meier. Excerpt from the jury's statement: "A film that combines great cinema and a story that, although minimalist, is capable of being highly engaging, emotional and exciting."

Audience Award: The winner is shoplifters by Hirokazu Koreeda.

Read more about all winners here


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