Outof Paradise bags top award
Director Batbayar Chogsom’s Out of Paradise bagged the Golden Goblet, the top award at the Shanghai International Film Festival, on June 24.
Released in 2018, the movie tells the story of a couple’s problems as they travel to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, for a caesarean section.
The jury, led by its chairman, Chinese film director Jiang Wen, praised the movie, calling it “simple but not crude” and “sincere and poetic”.
Chinese movie Ala Changso by Sonthar Gyal won the Jury Grand Prix, while the best film director award went to Rodrigo Barriuso and Sebastian Barriuso for their movie A Translator.
For the acting awards, Tye Sheridan from the United States was named the best actor for his performance in Friday’s Child. Isabelle Blais from Canada bagged the best actress award for her role in Tadoussac.
There are four competition categories at the Golden Goblet Awards — feature-length films, documentary, animation and short films.
This year, filmmakers from 108 countries and regions brought 3,447 movies to the festival.
Director Batbayar Chogsom (left), actresses Enerel Tumen (middle) and Erdenetsetseg TsendAyush hugged to celebrate their winning of the Golden Goblet award at this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival.