Beryl Koltz, the president of the Jury, commented the verdict of the Jury as follows : “We have decided to award a film in which a divorced father, despite his best efforts, finds himself in an inextricable family situation... We have chosen to award the Grand Prix CinEast 2012 to this film for the numerous outstanding qualities that it reunites: masterful directing, claustrophobic atmosphere that keeps the audience in suspense, extraordinary real-time narration, very realistic psychology of characters, remarkable work with actors, tragicomic feel that at times turns into truly exhilarating moments... and this film is... Everybody In 0ur Family by the Romanian director Radu Jude.”
The Jury has also awarded the Special Prize of the Jury to Tilva Rosh directed by the Serbian director Nikola Ležaić : “The film that we have decided to award with the Special Prize of the Jury tells a story about the next generation... Coming from a real situation and developing into fiction, it talks about life, desire, growing up, feelings in a very sensitive way - showing young people without sexuality, without responsibility, without maturity, under aneesthesia... “ (György Pálfi)
The Audience Award goes to Mushrooming directed by the Estonian director Toomas Hussar, which was the best rated film in the votes of the festival-goers. And finally, the Audience Award for the Best Short Feature Film – first ever in the festival’s history – goes to Frozen Stories by Grzegorz Jaroszuk.
The Awards ceremony was followed by the projection of the latest film of the special guest and member of the Jury György Pálfi entitled Final Cut – Ladies and Gentlemen, an extraordinary love story collage from 450 world cinema classics (followed by a discussion with the director). The CinEast festival runs until Sunday 28 October.
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Press website with all details, photos and graphical elements: www.cineast.lu/presse/2012
Press pack (without photos): http://www.cineast.lu/presse/2012/presspack/presspack.zip
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The CinEast 2012 festival is organised by the non-profit organisation polska.lu in cooperation with the Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster (CCRN), the Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg, Utopia Group of Cinemas S.A., Images Animées, Ancien Cinéma, the European School and Lycée Classique de Diekirch. Main partners: City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg Ministry of Culture, Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Polish Film Institute (PISF), Polish Embassy in Luxembourg. Partners: Slovak Film Institute, Czech Film Center, Film Fund Luxembourg, University of Luxembourg, Romanian Cultural Institute in Bucharest, Czech Centre Brussels, Ville d’Esch, Bulgarian Embassy in Belgium, Translation Centre for the Bodies of the EU and other partners.
Website : www.cineast.lu