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FNE at KVIFF 2018: Prize Winners: Radu Jude’s I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians Wins Grand Prix Featured

2018-07-09
I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians by Radu Jude I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians by Radu Jude

KARLOVY VARY: The Romanian film I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians directed by Radu Jude took home the Crystal Globe and a cash prize of 25,000 USD at the 53 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival held from 29 June to 7 July in the Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary. The film is a coproduction between Romania, Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria and Germany.

Coproductions from the region reigned supreme scooping most of the top prizes at the festival with successful collaborations between producers in Romania, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia all taking home prizes.

The FIPRESCI International Critics Prize went to Sueño Florianópolis / Sueño Florianópolis (Argentina, Brasil, France) directed by Ana Katz, while the daily ratings of the films in the Main Competition and East of the West organised by FNE and FIPRESCI were hotly followed. To see how the FNE Critics rated the films click HERE.

In the Industry section of the festival the Works in Progress Award went to the project All This Victory (Lebanon, France, Germany) by director Ahmad Ghossein, who will receive an award consisting of post-production services in UPP (60 000 Euro), Soundsquare (30 000 Euro), and a cash prize of 10,000 Euro from Barrandov Studio. It was the first year that projects from the Middle East were included in the selection. The Eurimages Lab Project prize went to the project Normal (Italy, Sweden) by director Adele Tulli. The prize was awarded in the value of 50,000 Euro. The Docs in Progress prize of 5000 EUR in cash went to the project The Projectionist (Ukraine, Germany, Poland) directed by Yuriy Shylov.

Full list of KVIFF Prize Winners

Main Competition

Grand Prix
I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians / Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari (Romania, Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria, Germany)
Directed by Radu Jude
Produced by Hi Film Productions
Coproduced by endorfilm, Les Films d‘Ici, Klas Film, Komplizen Film, ZFD/Arte, TVR
Supported by the Romanian CNC, Czech Film Fund, Bulgarian National Film Centre

Special Jury Prize
Sueño Florianópolis / Sueño Florianópolis (Argentina, Brasil, France)
Directed by Ana Katz

Best Director
Olmo Omerzu for the film Winter Flies / Všechno bude (Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia)
Produced by endorfilm
Coproduced by Punkchart Films, Cvinger Film and Czech TV
Supported by the Czech Film Fund, Slovenian Film Agency, Slovak Audiovisual Fund and Polish Film Institute

Best Actress
Mercedes Morán for her role in the film Sueño Florianópolis / Sueño Florianópolis (Argentina, Brasil, France)
Directed by Ana Katz

Best Actor
Moshe Folkenflik for his role in the film Redemption / Geula (Israel)
Directed by Joseph Madmony, Boaz Yehonatan Yacov

Special Jury Mention
Jumpman / Podbrosy (Russia, Lithuania, Ireland, France)
Directed by Ivan I. Tverdovskiy
Coproduced by UAB Tremora
Supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre

Special Jury Mention
History of Love / Zgodovina ljubezni (Slovenia, Italy, Norway)
Directed by Sonja Prosenc
Produced by Monoo
Coproduced by RTV Slovenia, Incitus Film, Nefertiti Film
Supported by the Slovenian Film Center, Eurimages

East of the West Competition

Grand Prix
Suleiman Mountain / Suleiman gora (Kyrgyzstan, Russia)
Directed by Elizaveta Stishova

Special Jury Prize
Blossom Valley / Virágvölgy (Hungary)
Directed by László Csuja

Documentary Films Competition

Grand Prix
Putin’s Witnesses / Svideteli Putina (Latvia, Switzerland, Czech Republic)
Directed by Vitaly Mansky
Produced by Studio Vertov
Coproduction Golden Egg Production, Hypermarket Film, coproduction with 2DF, RTS, Česká Televize in association with Arte, Current Time TV.
Supported by Latvian National Film Centre, Czech Film Fund

Special Jury Prize
Walden / Walden (Switzerland, Austria)
Directed by Daniel Zimmermann

Pravo Audience Award
Rain Man / Rain Man (USA)
Directed by Barry Levinson

Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema
Tim Robbins (USA)

Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema
Barry Levinson (USA)

Festival President’s Award
Robert Pattinson (UK)

Festival President’s Award for Contribution to Czech Cinematography
Jaromír Hanzlík (Czech Republic)

Non-Statutory Awards

International Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Award
Sueño Florianópolis / Sueño Florianópolis (Argentina, Brasil, France)
Directed by Ana Katz

Ecumenical Jury Award
Redemption / Geula (Israel)
Directed by Joseph Madmony, Boaz Yehonatan Yacov

Commendations

Winter Flies / Všechno bude (Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia)
Directed by Olmo Omerzu

Miriam Lies / Miriam miente (Dominican Republic, Spain)
Directed by Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada

FEDEORA Award of Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean
Best film from East of the West Competition
Suleiman Mountain / Suleiman gora (Kyrgyzstan, Russia)
Directed by Elizaveta Stishova

Europa Cinemas Label Award
Best European Film in Main Competition and in the East of the West Competition.
I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians / Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari (Romania, Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria, Germany)
Directed by Radu Jude

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