‘Sho­plifters’ steals the show at US fes­ti­val

Iran Daily - - Art & Culture -

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘Sho­plifters’, Ja­pan’s sub­mis­sion for the for­eign-lan­guage film Os­car, was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize for Best For­eign Lan­guage Film of the Year at the 30th an­nual Palm Springs In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val, which an­nounced its juried award win­ners at a lun­cheon to­day at Riviera Palm Springs. The fest, which will con­clude to­day af­ter screen­ing 226 films from 78 coun­tries, in­clud­ing 43 of the 87 films sub­mit­ted for the for­eign-lan­guage Os­car, also saw the FIPRESCI prize for best ac­tor in a for­eign­lan­guage film go to Mar­cello Fonte from the Ital­ian film ‘Dog­man’ and the prize for best ac­tress in a for­eign­lan­guage film to Joanna Kulig for Poland’s ‘Cold War’. The fest’s New Voice New Vi­sions Award was given to ‘Sofia’, Meryem Benm’barek’s film about a young Mo­roc­can women, Hol­ly­wood Re­porter wrote.

The John Schlesinger Award for the di­rec­tor of a de­but doc­u­men­tary fea­ture was pre­sented to Shan­non Ser­vice and Jef­frey Wal­dron for ‘Ghost Fleet’, which looks at en­slaved men on In­done­sian fish­ing ves­sels.

The fest’s new Ricky Jay Magic of Cin­ema Award, named af­ter the late ac­tor and ma­gi­cian, went to the Chi­nese film ‘Dead Pigs’, di­rected by Cathy Yan, about a mys­te­ri­ous wave of live­stock deaths.

HOL­LY­WOOD RE­PORTER

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