FESTIVALS: Les Misérables Wins the 26th European Film Festival Palić

Les Misérables directed by Ladj Ly Les Misérables directed by Ladj Ly

PALIĆ: French film Les Misérables directed by Ladj Ly received the Golden Tower for Best Film at the 26th edition of European Film Festival Palić. The festival was held in Palić and Subotica from 20 to 26 July 2019.

Palić Tower for Best Director award went to the Lithuanian Juris Kursietis, while Anna Maria Rossi received a Special Mention for Ajvar, a Serbian / Montenegrin coproduction that world premiered during the festival.

More than 130 films from all around Europe, divided into 15 programmes, screened in the festival organised by the Open University Subotica.


Golden Tower for Best Film:
Les Misérables (France)
Directed by Ladj Ly 

Palić Tower for Best Director:
Juris Kursietis for
Oleg (Latvia, Belgium, Lithuania, France)
Produced by Tasse Film (Latvia) 
Coproduced by InScript (Lithuania), Iota Production (Belgium), Arizona Productions (France)
Supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel, Belgian Tax Incentives, Eurimages and the Lithuanian Film Centre 

Special Mentions:
Director Yaron Shani and actor Eran Naim for
Chained (Israel, Germany)
Directed by Yaron Shani


Director Anna Maria Rossi for
Ajvar (Serbia, Montenegro)
Produced by Biberche
Coproduced by Artikulacija
Supported by Film Center Serbia, the Film Center of Montenegro

FIPRESCI Award for Best Film in the Official Selection:
Les Misérables (France)
Directed by Ladj Ly

Critics Jury Award:
The Harvest (USA, Georgia)
Directed by Misho Antadze

Produced by Pantheon Pictures
Coproduced by Cinemark
Supported by the Georgian National Film Centre (gnfc.ge)

Critics Jury Special Mention:
Actress Martina Apostolova for
Irina (Bulgaria)
Directed by Nadejda Koseva
Produced by Artfest
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, the MEDIA Development Programme, SEEC Network