Monday, July 17, 2006

Brussels fest salutes Hungary

The recent Brussels Film Festival split its foremost prize between two Hungarian films. The Iris award went to "Fresh Air/Friss Ievego" by Agnes Kocsis and "Taxidermia" by Gyorgy Palfi. Best performance went to Marjana Karanovic for her role in "Grbavica" (which also picked up the Canvas TV award). The RTBF TV award went to "Ping-Pong" by Germany's Matthias Luthardt. The Be TV Award went to Jens Lien's "Bothersome Man". "Ca rend heureux", a Belgian collective film directed by Joachim Lafosse picked up the Audience Award. There were no screenplay awards as such, but a competition for Best Concept (in essence, a pitch and summary) was won by Corinne Klomp and Pierre Leyssieux for "Gueule d'emploi" and "Westonia" by Olivier Nilsson-Julien & Andri Luup.

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